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Boys Hope Girls Hope Overview

Saint Louis, MO
51 to 200 employees
1977
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Boys Hope Girls Hope programs are guided by a long-term commitment to and a deep investment in these young people—our scholars. We utilize a research-supported program model that is further adapted to the needs of each affiliate location, but rooted in the following ... Read more

Mission: 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.

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    Pros

    The opportunity to mentor and role model for at- risk- youth, who are voluntarily in the program and recognize the value in forming such relationships.

    The organization focuses on education, as a result it is very flexable when working with staff on scheduling if they decide to return to school.

    Cons

    Direction and accountability are too broad; rules and regulations come from too many people. It would be great if everything was streamlined from those sources through the program director to the in house staff.

    Difficult to maintain a personal social life.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Interviews

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    Residential Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Boys Hope Girls Hope (New Orleans, LA).

    Interview

    I was interviewed in New Orleans. There was a preliminarily interview with someone in H.R. that was pretty generic in terms of questioning about relevant job experience, the motivation for working with "at risk youth", and my ability to handle demands of the job. The interviewer then was very professional and cordial but not so much when I finally sat down for an interview with the Executive Director Chuck. Never mind the fact he arrived late for the meeting he seemed too comfortable swearing and at times talking despairingly about graduates of the program. On top of that, Chuck seemed a bit too occupied with questioning whether or not I had the intellectual ability to help the kids with their homework in spite of my work history doing just that and having personally completed master level courses. Then to make it all the more suspicious the current staff told me they rarely had to assist with academics because they had volunteer staff come to help the kids each night. Dialoging with them even further it seemed those in charge were okay with a lack of an emphasis on the faith based component that supposedly apart of their holistic approach to personally devolpment for the kids. Then as they delved into their history they both admitted to having no experience working with the demographic of children the program serves. One AmeriCorps position staff seemed too comfortable with saying equally negative things about the kids as Chuck. I'm wasn't sure what type of individuals they were looking for to serve in these houses after that experience but I'm sure if you're a black male, with years of youth work experience, and take religion seriously you're probably not going to get hired. It seems to be par for the course across the board with the complexion of the staff they desire.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you're able to help with the boy's school work?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • LaShone Gibson, Senior Director of University Partnerships and Academic Excellence, has been named a 2017 recipient of St. Louis University’s Woman of the Year Award!

    Boys Hope Girls Hope

    LaShone Gibson, who will be starting as our Senior Director of University Partnerships and Academic Excellence May 22nd, has been named a 2017 recipient of St. Louis University's Woman of the Year...

  • Now Hiring: Vice President of Development Location: Boys Hope Girls Hope International (Flexible Work Arrangement Available)

    Careers - Boys Hope Girls Hope

    Boys Hope Girls Hope Careers Interested in joining the Boys Hope Girls Hope team? Exciting careers across our network-in 15 cities across the United States and three countries in Latin America-await those who have high energy and are passionate about using your gifts, expertise and experience to help young people in need.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Awards & Accolades

  • In 2012, Boys Hope Girls Hope was recognized by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) as one of the ten most successful programs in the United States at moving young people from poverty through college., Educational Policy Institute, 2012

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