One of 18 affiliates across the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds to become successful in college and beyond. Its goal is to help young people graduate who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty.
The organization utilizes the following elements to achieve its mission:
- Academic excellence
- Service and community engagement
- Family like settings to cultivate youth empowerment
- Long-term and comprehensive programming
- Faith-based values
- Voluntary participant commitment
Boys Hope Girls Hope says it believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform the world. Children create these successes when obstacles are removed, are support, when others believe in them, and are provided environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.