It’s amazing what hope can do for each and every one of us – it gives us the strength to pursue our ambitions. It fills us with the excitement and confidence to make our dreams become a reality.
As the Executive Director of Hopeworks, located in Camden, New Jersey, I am thankful to be part of creating hope and positive change through our youth services every day.
While Hopeworks covers a small area – just one city – the impact is immeasurable. Today in Camden more than 50 percent of children live below the poverty line and about 70 percent of youth do not go on to complete high school. It also has one of the highest rates of violence in the country. The youth in Camden face many obstacles to advancing their education and careers, and at Hopeworks we are working to remove these barriers.
Hopeworks empowers youth to identify their D.R.E.A.M.S. (Dynamic, Realizable...