Dear Mission of Hope Friends;
WOW! AMAZING NEWS!! SCHOLARS ARE GRADUATING!!!
It’s a very special time here at The Hope this Spring, as we celebrate the Graduation of some of our Scholars.
We watched our Scholarship Students grow and mature in amazing ways these past four years. Many of them have faced incredible and insurmountable odds just to stay in school on a month to month basis. They have endured hardships, personal challenges, family tragedies and any number of other matters that could have easily stopped their pursuit of getting their diploma. But they didn’t quit…they persevered…and they were determined that they were going to finish School. And now their efforts will be rewarded as they walk across stages, heads held high and pick up the diplomas they have dreamed for. This my friends…is Hope fulfilled.
The Mission of Hope Scholarship Program is trying to help those that dare to dream. One of our Mission of Hope Scholarship Endowments is at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY; in honor of the Bill Williams family. Our other Mission of Hope Scholarship Endowment is at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN; in honor of the Andrew Courtney family. We also are giving High School Seniors Scholarships, valued at $2,500 each; at 13 High Schools in the rural depressed Communities where we are serving 27 Elementary Schools. Last year we assisted 3 College Seniors, 8 College Juniors, 10 College Sophomores and 12 College Freshmen; with awesome Scholarships. And now we want to award 13 NEW graduating High School Seniors with Scholarships. And continue to help our other Scholarship Classes keep pressing forward.
We do something extremely special at the Mission of Hope when we award our Scholarships. We actually go and make the presentations ourselves. It’s a very special way we can honor these incredible Students for all of their hard work. They are just your typical High School Awards Programs…that is until the names of the Scholarship Winners are announced…and then it becomes more than just a Program…they become incredible moments of accomplishments recognized; of hard work rewarded; and the moment that DREAMS come true.
At the Mission of Hope, we try to help Students who desire to have a better life and also better themselves. We have learned firsthand, that the only true way to break the cycle of poverty…is through education. Students have to graduate! Students have to obtain skills!! And these Students have to be uplifted and encouraged, so that they can graduate and succeed in life!!! What motivates a Student in a depressed environment and a hopeless situation to keep going? I would offer to you that it is simply HOPE – The Confident Expectation Of Good.
WE TRULY NEED YOUR HELP…AND WE REALLY NEED IT NOW. Over the years we have been immensely blessed, when Mission of Hope Friends have stepped up and helped us as we strive to help others we serve. We know our Scholarship Program is making a difference and changing lives. Perhaps you would like to make a financial donation to help with our Scholarship costs. Or perhaps you’d like to give a gift to honor someone else. Please know we would be grateful if you deemed us worthy. Donations can be made to the address below. Thanks for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us extend True HOPE.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission of Hope