Hope is a better predictor of future success than the ACT, SAT, or a student’s GPA. Hope is a predictor of both long- and short-term success for students. Moreover, a sense of hope is directly linked to the ability to overcome difficulty or trauma, a necessity to continue moving onward and upward.
Let that sink in.
Dozens of scientific studies demonstrate that a driving sense of hope can make all the difference for adults and youth.
“In every published study of hope, every single one, hope is the single best predictor of well-being compared to any other measures of trauma recovery,” wrote Casey Gwinn, J.D. and Chan Hellman, Ph.D., in Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life.
Let’s give the youth of Hartsville HOPE through the Boys & Girls Club.
During this year’s Night of Hope, the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club celebrates 24 years serving the community with an oyster roast and live auction emceed by Dan E. Lockemy from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, at the Hartsville Country Club. Individual tickets are $75, and sponsorship packages are available to highlight your business during the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BGCPDA.org.
Operating 252 days a year, the Hartsville Club see more than 400 kids ages 6-18 where they are and gives them a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and most importantly hope and opportunity. Fifty-seven percent of Club alumni report their Club experience saved their lives.
The Club provides more than 19,000 healthy meals and fills the gap between school and home for those who need us most. 89% of Club member parents say the Club hours allow someone in the family to hold a job.
Of our members, 73% live in single-parent households and half live below the poverty line.
Our results should give us all hope for the future of Hartsville.
- 86% of members improve academic performance;
- 96% of parents report their children care more about learning since joining the Club; and
- 91% of parents say their child’s behavior has improved.
Be part of this solution and give the next generation a hand by supporting the Hartsville Boys & Girls Club.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BGCPDA.org.