We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati helps motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.

Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to affiliates across the nation and Mexico and Guatemala.  Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.

OUR MISSION & DNA

MISSION

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

DNA

Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes the following
approach to achieve our mission.

We are:

Academically Focused
Service Oriented
Family-like
Long-Term and Comprehensive
Faith-Inspired
Voluntary in Nature

LOCAL IMPACT

Since 1983, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. We serve youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our scholars have joined our program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.

We currently serve 40+ junior high through collegian scholars from throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

We have great numbers to represent our success and we often hit 100%. But that’s not where the story ends. There isn’t a number that is large enough to represent the character, ambition, courage and integrity of our young men and women.

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

HISTORY

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1977

Fr. Paul Sheridan started Boys Hope Girls Hope in St. louis, MO.

1983

Opened the first boys’ home in Cincinnati. A group of house parents from St. Joeseph Orphanage, prominent Cincinnati business leaders, and the president of St. Xavier High School partnered to provide nurturing homes and first-class academic opportunities through college for Cincinnati children in need.

1997

Peter Le becomes the first college graduate from the Cincinnati program!

1998

The first girls’ home opens in East Walnut Hills, and we go from Boys Hope to Boys Hope Girls Hope!

2017

40th Anniversary!

Boys Hope Girls Hope not only celebrates its 40th Anniversary, but we also broke ground on a new boys’ home on View Place Drive!

LEADERSHIP

The Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati Board of Directors and staff leadership collaborate to ensure mission fidelity, financial stewardship and transparency. This team of professionals is committed to continuous learning, effective programming and improvement through impact evaluation and innovation.

Missy Hendon Deters

Missy Hendon Deters

Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steven Arnold

Chair

John Succo

Vice Chair

Mike Caudill

Development Chair

David W. Conway

Nominating Chair

Jean Margello

Program Chair

Kelvin Stroupe

Finance Chair

Carl Adkins
Julie Bristow
Michael J. Burke, Jr.
Melanie Burden
Aaron Haslam
Noreen Hayes
David Horn
Michelle Jones
Graham Mercurio
Greg Scruggs
Chris Vollmer, Jr.
Dr. Pat White
Kristin Ostby de Barillas

President/CEO Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters