Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond.
Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty. Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis utilizes the following elements to achieve our mission:
> Academic excellence
>Service & community engagement
>Family-like settings to cultivate your empowerment
>Long-term & comprehensive programming
>Voluntary participant commitment
Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.
To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.
Our vision is that our scholars reach their full potential and become healthy, productive life-long learners who:
Adapt to an ever-changing world | Thrive in the face of obstacles | Generate a positive ripple effect in their families, work places, and communities
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Meet the Executive Director
As Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis, Cassandra Sissom brings her passion for youth empowerment to the world and advocates for holistic poverty intervention for motivated youth with demonstrated needs.
Responsible for overseeing all facets of the organization, Cassandra drives the mission, fundraising, operations, and engagement with the board of directors. She ... more is committed to continuous learning, effective programming, and improvement through impact evaluation and innovation and aligning the day-to-day work with values around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Cassandra is a strong leader within the sector, making her a dynamic advocate for the entire nonprofit industry. She has extensive experience as a nonprofit leader focused on youth development. Cassandra began her career as a licensed professional counselor, supporting adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders in residential and outpatient settings. She served as Associate Director of Autism Services at Great Circle, overseeing the residential autism programming at the Webster Groves campus before transitioning to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis as the Program Director.
Cassandra strives for high quality in everything she does and takes pride in the work of BHGHSTL and how it represents our scholars and community.