Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
Statement of Values
Founded on the belief that a loving God cares about the life of every individual, Boys Hope Girls Hope acts in accordance with the following values:
- Education is critical to reaching one’s full potential.
- Spirituality and an active faith-life are essential elements of healthy personal development.
- Children have the capacity to transcend their circumstances if given a safe environment, opportunities, and loving support.
- Integrity, honesty, respect, a willingness to love, and service to others are important measures of personal success.
- Individuals are responsible for their destinies and actions, and all children deserve the guidance, support and opportunities to choose a path to reaching their full potential.
- Respect for the dignity, value, unique perspectives, and talents of every individual is the foundation of positive social and emotional development, as well as strong and vibrant communities.
National Volunteer Corps
National Volunteer Corps members support the Mission and Values of Boys Hope Girls by working closely with our scholars in a variety of ways. Some positions emphasize academic success and community involvement, while others fill a role similar to that of our Residential Counselors. Members provide their own housing or may choose to live in a Boys Hope Girls Hope residence with the children who are a part of our program. Either way, the member becomes a member of our family-like homes in order to foster the development of positive, committed relationships that allow them to significantly influence the development of the scholars.
Benefits of becoming an NVC member include ongoing training and support of their service and personal and professional growth, health coverage, some travel expenses, a bi-weekly stipend, and a Commitment to Service Award in the amount of $5,000. Live-in volunteers also receive room and board.
This may vary by specific location and position, but a sample of one potential position would be:
I. Instructional Support
a. With staff, monitor academic progress and needs of scholars
b. Communicate with tutors any specific information regarding scholar academic needs, including providing written direction based on scholar’s weekly assignments or in response to directives from teachers
c. Provide individual tutoring and academic assistance to scholars
d. Develop and monitor academic improvement plans for scholars, and academic goals for service plans
e. Implement or develop intellectually enriching activities in the home
f. Assist with planning and execution of college preparation activities like campus visits and the application process
II. School presence/Collaboration
a. Maintain regular contact with teachers
b. Attend school meetings and progress sessions
c. Participate in parent organizations or academically oriented extracurricular activities (e.g., science fairs)
III. Intellectual Enrichment
a. Identify, track and promote age appropriate essential experiences like community service activities to supplement school based learning
b. Plan, coordinate and participate in community service opportunities for individual scholars and groups of scholars
c. Maintain, and role model for scholars, positive relations with neighbors, community groups, schools, authorities, peers and parents of scholars
d. Assist in the implementation of in-home curricula (e.g., life skills training, character development)
a. Participate in pre-service orientation and mid-year renewal sponsored by the National Office
b. Participate in on-site, on the job training and monthly member conference calls
c. Complete supplemental reading and instruction as assigned on academic success strategies for scholars
d. With site supervisor, identify and attend as needed additional training programs to supplement skills
V. Support Activities
a. Complete required documentation of activities in a timely and accurate fashion
b. Properly track and document all approved expenses
c. Assist staff in caring for scholars in residence, including health, safety, and discipline issues
d. Support the development of scholars in accordance with individual scholar service plans
e. Transport scholars to and from school, non-academic extracurricular activities, or doctors appointments
f. Assist with the preparation of meals, and eating communal meals
g. Supervise non-academic activities like chores or free time
Members should be willing to reside in a Boys Hope Girls Hope home, commit to a year of service. A valid driver's license and current CPR and first aid are also required.
Members will be required to submit to a criminal history background check, drug screening and provide results of a physical examination. State licensing agencies may have additional requirements. Good physical and mental health and the following competencies are important for success:
- Judgment and Maturity
- Flexibility and Sense of Humor
- Motivation and Commitment
- Communication and Team Work Skills
- Good Written and Verbal Skills
- Commitment to Higher Education Attainment
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- General Education
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Full time, residential
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