Boys Hope Girls Hope Marathon
has been accepted in the Official Charity Partner Program for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half

This year’s 2018 United Airlines NYC Half takes place on: Sunday March 18, 2018

Across, please find an overview
of what BHGHNY does!

If you are interested in running
on behalf of our organization,
please contact Chelsea Pittman at

Founded in 1979, Boys Hope Girls Hope New York (BHGHNY) is a regional and autonomous affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope International (BHGH), a non-sectarian, international non-profit organization founded in 1977 with operations in 15 U.S. cities and in 3 countries in Latin America: Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

In 2009, BHGHNY expanded upon the national model by securing partnerships and residences with two prominent Brooklyn private schools—Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (attended by our boys) and Cristo Rey Brooklyn (attended by our girls). Using the schools’ residences, BHGHNY is New York City's only college-access, urban boarding program dedicated to exclusively serving motivated, at-risk youth. This academic year (2017-2018), BHGHNY is serving 83 scholars in residence: 38 boys and 45 girls. From Sunday evening until Monday afternoon, scholars participate in a variety of courses and programming that emphasize SAT and ACT preparation, academic improvement, increased literacy, social justice and service learning as well as personal enrichment.

The organization's mission is to help academically capable children from at-risk situations meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing them with the safe and stable living environment, academic support, and guidance they need to finish high school, graduate from college, and become responsible and productive citizens.

BHGHNY's mission is rooted in the idea that a child's academic success and proper development are embedded in an appropriate learning and nurturing environment. By providing them with that environment, giving them the academic support and guidance they need, and instilling in them the value of community and service to others, BHGHNY believes that our young men and women will be equipped not only with the tools to graduate college, but to also become productive and responsible citizens.

OUR RESULTS (Class of 2017)
•100% of scholars were accepted into a four-year college or university.
•BHGHNY seniors scored an average of 1087 on the SAT: this is 228 points higher than students in the same demographic and 81 points higher than all students across the nation.
•91% of scholars are matriculating at Selective or better colleges (as classified by US News and World Report)
•Scholars received an average of 12 college acceptances per scholar (11 seniors, 135 acceptances)
•They earned over 5 million dollars in grant and scholarship aid
•100% had their full financial need met, 92% received full scholarships to one or more colleges

As the region's only urban boarding program, BHGHNY is at the vanguard of youth development, and its overall efficacy and approach continue to set new standards in student services and support. BHGHNY aims to serve low-income-first-generation-college-bound-students who are most in need and those who have the demonstrated ability to excel in a demanding academic setting. The majority of our scholars come from socio-economically underserved areas such as East New York, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Washington Heights, Mott Haven, and Hunts Point. 86% come from a single parent household; 85% come from households that qualify as low-income; and 87% of their families receive some form of public assistance.


    LaSalle Hall
    367 Clermont Avenue
    Brooklyn, New York 11238

    Phone 718.638.1100
    Instagram: @bhghny