Since 1991, youth from shelters, various inner city neighborhoods, and housing projects around Houston have been offered a better chance to discover their full potential through the programs offered by Hope for Youth. These programs are designed to open the doors of hope to youth in need of the compassionate leadership so necessary to foster spiritual, academic, and social growth. To facilitate that growth, we offer programming in four broad categories; Large Group Outreach, Small Group Discipleship, Camps and Retreats, and Summer Programs.
The Mentorship program is, in many ways, the core of HFY’s programming, centering around creating deep and lasting, one-on-one relationships between our most committed youth and volunteers. Topics for this program include studies on the biblical view of family dynamics, gender roles, and Christ-centered relationships – all in an effort to prepare our youth for a satisfying and successful walk with Christ. Additionally, mentors get to know their youth well enough to help them address academic and social issues as well. This program uses large-group, small-group, and one-on-one time to build the relationships necessary for lasting change.