"It was a good decision to come to Boys Hope Girls Hope because it was an outlet, and provided me with the resources I needed to become a stronger version of myself."

—Scholar

Our Mission

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

Upcoming and Annual Events

Thank you to all who attended A Taste for Hope. We had a beautiful evening, sampled lots of delicious wines and food, and raised critical funds to support our Scholars!!

Drive Fore Hope Golf Outing
Monday, August 29th, 2022
Gala
Save the Date for Evening of Hope 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois is recognized as Chicago's Very Own by WGN 9!

tastytrade Podcast “Bootstrapping in America” welcomed an on-air collaboration by two of our fearless Boys Hope Girls Hope leaders!

Illinois Executive Director Karen Croteau, and President & CEO Kristin Ostby were interviewed by Kristi Ross, tastytrade’s co-CEO, about their leadership journeys, our work with young people, fundraising needs, and plans for the future of the Illinois affiliate and the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network.

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