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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio

  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio
  • 9619 Garfield Blvd.
  • Garfield Heights, OH 44125
  • 1986
  • Elizabeth Beldon
  • Academy Manager - College Road
  • (216) 441-3980

Program Description

Boys Hope Girls Hope, an international non-profit organization, helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing opportunities and education through college. The Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio affiliate provides outreach to our Scholars through two intertwined initiatives: the Residential program and Academy program.

Scholars enrolled in our Residential program attend outstanding private middle- and high- schools whose missions reflect the same holistic values that BHGH was founded upon. Residential scholars live in one of three homes on our campus in Garfield Heights. The homes are staffed by a qualified and highly trained group of dedicated Residential Counselors who have answered the vocational call to live-in community with these young people.

The Academy Program is a community-based program serving middle-school and students from both Cuyahoga and Summit counties. Formed in 2007, the Academy Program provides long-term, year-round academic enrichment opportunities for academically motivated students (6-12 grades) enrolled in under resourced schools. By engaging in the core learning opportunities of the Academy Program over a seven-year period of service, which includes critical milestones on the cradle to career continuum, our Scholars develop the academic ability, maturity, and self-esteem needed to prepare themselves for college and career success.

From the summer before their sixth grade year through high school graduation, our Scholars (Community-Based and Residential alike) engage in our comprehensive year-round Academy Program. Scholars receive opportunities to reach their full potential through an intensive academic enrichment summer program with individualized follow-up throughout the school year. In collaboration with the schools, parents, and Scholars, the Academy Program focuses on the needs of the whole child.

Scholars who successfully complete the Hope Prep middle school program (grades 6-8) will be invited to continue their progress by participating in the College Road high school program. This program provides individualized college counseling and career planning throughout high school. Upon successful completion, Scholars are awarded a College Launch scholarship to assist with college costs.

Our Academy program also provides support once Scholars graduate high school through college graduation, in the form of retention support, financial planning, career guidance, and a myriad of other forms of support as needed.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 10%
  • African American: 85%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 54
  • Middle School: 58
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 27
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Baldwin Wallace University (1)
  • Berea College (1)
  • Cleveland State University (3)
  • John Carroll University (2)
  • Kent State University at Kent (2)
  • Miami University-Oxford (1)
  • Northern Michigan University (1)
  • Notre Dame College (1)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (3)
  • Reed College (1)
  • Spring Hill College (1)
  • The College of Wooster (1)
  • The Ohio State University (2)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (1)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (1)
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1)
  • Ursuline College (2)
  • Youngstown State University (2)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%