News & Events
Impact of HYF Summer Program is a Grand Slam
Matt Brunell, Co-Executive Director at Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership wrote: "In national studies, summer programming has proven to mitigate learning loss and increase school engagement. In Springfield, SEZP funded 16 partners for a total of $1MM in grants in Summer 2023. ... These students had a near negligible (.02 point) decrease in their Math NWEA MAP RIT scores, whereas the students who didn’t participate had much steeper learning losses. We are learning that specific programs have different impacts. For some example, the 10th grade students who participated in the Hope for Youth and Families program actually gained 5 points more in ELA and 3+ points more in Math on their NWEA MA, than students who didn’t participate in summer programs."
HYF Supports Somali Bantu Community of Springfield Inc.
We are proud to support the Multicultural Youth Development Program within the Somali Bantu Community of Springfield Inc.
Inspirational Speakers Series
Our Inspirational Speakers Series was located at the Springfield Symphony Hall where students from all over Springfield attended and learned about careers in the military.
Spring 2023 Career & College Fair
Our inaugural Career and College fair was held at the MassMutual Center and was open to all high school students in Springfield.
January 2022 News Conference
Bob Bolduc announced this week that he’s sold his company and retired from the business world to devote himself to a new philanthropic venture: Hope Foundation for Youth and Families.
“We are off and running” he said during a news conference on Jan. 25