"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

Drive Fore Hope
Drive Fore Hope Golf Outing
Monday, August 29th, 2022
A Toast for Hope
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 6:30-9:30pm
Evening of Hope 2022 RECAP
Check out our recap, photos, and the news segment with ABC 7 on the News & Events page!

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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