by Kristin Ostby

Boys Hope Girls Hope is very grateful to Intel®, in partnership with World Wide Technology (WWT), for making a major investment in its efforts to reach more young people with whole-person development programming in 13 US cities, Mexico, and Guatemala.

The $100,000 Intel RISE Technology Initiative (IRTI) grant is supporting enhancements to the Network-wide curriculum, new technology resources, and a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) through Boys Hope Girls Hope's My Road program.

My Road has served as Boys Hope Girls Hope's signature online learning experience that consists of a journey of activities, assessments, and benchmarks. The re-development of My Road is transforming the curriculum into a social growth platform for life, college, and career preparation that will strengthen outcomes for scholars and collegians and deepen their shared experiences across all Boys Hope Girls Hope locations. Scholars will have an opportunity to connect with each other, grow by doing both in-person and online activities, and apply the results of those learnings by sharing insights with their peer community across the Network. It is a crucial part of Boys Hope Girls Hope's strategic plan to serve three times as many scholars over the next decade.


By connecting Boys Hope Girls Hope to ASU, Intel helped put a key piece into place: the identification of as the new platform that connects young people with each other and provides opportunities to thrive in life. The framework helps learners lead their own path, set goals that matter to them, and help them achieve those goals by applying real-world stories and support from their peers. Boys Hope Girls Hope could not ask for a better match to what was envisioned for scholars using My Road! ASU is also exploring options for providing access to college credit and micro-credential courses for high school scholars.

Partners like Intel and World Wide Technology (WWT) are tremendous drivers of the Boys Hope Girls Hope mission by providing not only their dollars, but also the engagement from their employees. In late June, a dozen volunteers from Intel and WWT teamed up to lead an Intel Future Skills Workshop for 80 Boys Hope Girls Hope rising college freshmen from across the US during the annual Collegiate Prep week. The program's unique model is designed to help students build their empathy and communication skills – skills that are essential to their continued success as they embark on this next chapter at college.



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