H.O.P.E. began operating in 2011 as a space for youth to learn and showcase newly gained skills. H.O.P.E.'s initial program was its' Entrepreneur Club for Kids which used Junior Achievement curriculum to teach financial literacy to youth beginning in the third grade. Program expanded to include character development, health and fitness and other life skills needed to succeed.
The mission of H.O.P.E. is to develop youth in the West End, in partnership with their families, to compete in the global community by addressing academic, socio-economic and relational risk factors