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BHGH isn't just a program to help kids learn, it provides tools for success, both at school and in life.

Our Purpose

Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) Cincinnati provides educational opportunities and stability to motivated, underserved youth through residential and community-based programs

BHGH Featured in Cincinnati Enquirer



BHGH staff, Board members, and scholars pose with Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and several Cincinnati police officers at the December 19th community holiday celebration. This evening, a couple of short months ago, Chief Blackwell announced a partnership with BHGH in which children around the city could join police officers in a variety of enrichment and athletic activities. This collaboration has resulted in H3Cincy, a city wide youth enrichment and athletic program which kicks off Friday, February 28th at 6:00 at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

All community members are welcome there are still spots open for children ages 9-19 who are interested in participating. To learn more about H3Cincy and BHGH Cincinnati, click on the link to the Cincinnati Enquirer below.

H3Cincy Kicks Off






H3Cincy Pep Rally & Kick-Off



Please join Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Cincinnati Police Department at our H3Cincy Pilot Program’s kick-off pep rally. H3Cincy, a city-wide youth outreach and enrichment program, is a 10 week educational and athletic program for inner-city kids ages 10-19.

Festivities will begin at 6:00 at Cincinnati State’s gymnasium and will include:

  • Pep rally & team announcements
  • Food
  • Presetations by Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, Cincinnati State’s President Dr. O’Dell Owens, and BHGH Board President Dave Conway
  • Announcement of a Photo Voice collaboration with Northern Kentucky University–final results will be displayed in a museum
  • A raffle for all attendees, giving YOU a chance to win an iPad mini

Please share this information with friends & family. We want a packed house! Call BHGH at 513-721-3380 with questions!

BHGH shares our mission with Cincy Business Talk Radio

Recently, BHGH board member and Heart of Gold recipient, Mark Weber, along with BHGH scholar Damian, visited Cincy Business Talk Radio for a live discussion about our mission and our upcoming Hearts for Hope gala. We are thankful that Mr. Mike Roth invited us to his show, and we are so very proud of Damian and Mark. The interview is both personal and informative.

Please visit this link to listen and share with friends & family: RADIO INTERVIEW 1/10/14

Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati and The Cincinnati Police Department Team Up

Last night at a wonderful celebration hosted by John Barrett & Western and Southern, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell announced a new youth outreach initiative with Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati–Hoops for Hope. This initiative, which takes form as a midnight basketball league, aims to reduce youth crime while also teaching children a variety of life skills and stressing the importance of education!

 “The basketball’s the hook. The real rub for us and Boys Hope/Girls Hope is to get these at-risk kids and give them some training, some intervention and some conflict-resolution training,” Blackwell said. Boys Hope Girls Hope is honored to be a partner in this city-wide initiative. To learn more, click on the Channel 5 news link below!


On behalf of our Board, our staff, and especially our scholars, thank you to last night’s sponsors–Horter Investments, Mercedez Benz of Fort Mitchell, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Western & Southern, and MSA Architects. Also, a special thank you to last night’s donors–Accent on Cincinnati Inc, for beautiful lighting, and Mark Bowen Media, for the photography. And of course, a very special thank you to those who attended last night’s celebration & all of our Boys Hope Girls Hope supporters.

Get A Gift Wrapped & Support BHGH Cincinnati

This Saturday, December 7th, BHGH scholars will be donating their time at Barnes & Noble in Kenwood from 2:00pm – 6:00pm as holiday gift wrappers! If you, your family, or your friends are in need of some gift wrapping, you can take it to this location for a free gift wrap by one of our fabulous scholars!


Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go directly to BHGH & will support our scholars. Please share our scholars’ holiday service event with friends & family! For information on our program, our upcoming Hearts for Hope event, or this Saturday’s event, please call our office at 513-721-3380. Happy Holidays!

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati is privately funded, so we rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to help us open doors of opportunity for our scholars. 100% of our children attend college.