Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore is launching a campaign to help their smart, hard-working scholars “BMore Collegiate.” This Thursday, join Boys Hope Girls Hope for their first Young Professionals event at Heavy Seas Ale House in Baltimore as they kick off the “BMore Collegiate” campaign. The goal of the first-ever Young Professionals event is to drive awareness about resources needed in the college application process and promote fundraising for Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars from the community.
According to Girls Hope Development Director Jennifer Meyerhoff, “The average college-bound student is going to apply to eight or ten schools. At average rate of $75 per application, that can drive costs to $750 just to apply for college, not to mention costs for AP tests or SAT prep.” The Young Professionals committee is open to professional women with a passion for improving society and driving awareness for the Boys Hope Girls Hope cause through their social networks and promoting the givecorps.com donation page. Through developing a strong support base of professional women, Boys Hope Girls Hope endeavors to inspire a support network to help promote education for underprivileged youth.
Founded in 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit organization that was designed to help capable, talented and motivated young people meet their full academic potential in spite of challenging family and economic backgrounds. Boys Hope Girls Hope was started in Baltimore in 2002, and there are currently two homes, one with eight boys and one with eight girls, which have full-time “house parents” who provide all needed support for the scholars. The scholars are selected for acceptance into the program after a rigorous application process, which includes academic and behavioral screening.
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Heavy Seas Ale House
1300 Bank Street
Baltimore, MD, 21231