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Hope for Boys

The Why

Hope for Boys empowers middle school boys who are emerging leaders but who might be derailed by the school-to-prison pipeline. 


Intensive mentoring, trauma-based counseling, life-skill development, opportunities for physical activities, and culturally cognizant experiential learning allow participants to build positive relationships while focusing on their potential. All programming is centered around themes of community, brotherhood, self-awareness, self-respect, and mental health.

Get Involved


Generous contributions from our supporters help make DREAAM a success -- whether in dollars, time, or partnership.


Would you be interested in enrolling your child in a cohort of this program, or know someone who might be? To inquire about eligibility, please contact us at (217) 530-0110 or

Hope for Boys is led by Program Coordinator, Alissa Irvin.


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