Hope Center has had the privilege of working with at-risk children and youth since 1998. The Word of God has been our foundation from the very beginning. We use the Bible to help show young people a better way to live, learn and succeed. We strive to show every child that he or she has tremendous value in the Lord.
Academics are extremely important, but without a moral compass our children will be left lost with no foundation. We believe that the greatest difference has been made by teaching moral absolutes based on God’s Word. It is remarkable to see so many our our young people make the honor roll, but we take greater joy in seeing countless children accept Christ and begin to live the life He has planned for them.
We have been here long enough to see some of our children grow up, graduate high school, attend college, marry and begin their careers. There is no doubt that Hope Center plays an important part in motivating young people to reach their full potential. The first 5 years of our program we were often in court with one or more of our students facing various criminal charges. The first 5 years there were a number of our young girls getting pregnant as young as 13 years old. Over the past 10-plus years we have had no young person in juvenile court nor have we had any teen pregnancies in our program. This fact is nothing short of a miracle.
It’s been said many times that your talent can take you where your character can’t keep you. A Godly character is a young person’s greatest accomplishment. We have been honored to watch numerous children go from being angry and confused to finding a place of peace and purpose. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to rely on God to lead the way.