Is there something you have been wanting to get done, but haven’t had the time? Did you know we can help you around your home with odd jobs? Hundreds of satisfied people have used the services of young men enrolled in our Program. Hope Now youth may be able to help you. Call our office […]
Deja Riel is helping us around the office this month! She is working to streamline our mailing list process. Deja is performing data entry which will reduce the cost of our monthly newsletter mailings. Deja’s husband Sona, completed our Hope Now program over a decade ago. He works for the County of Fresno in the […]
Our executive director receives a generous donation from Educere Educational Services. We are grateful for their support.
Hope Now For Youth was selected as the charity for the United Valley Insurance team which participated in the Chubb Insurance Charity Golf Tournament. The team came in fourth place and presented us with a check for $1,100. Thank you United Valley Insurance!
A new year is supposed to bring expectations of better days, but for many young men, a life of hopelessness is all they can see. The idea of a job is impossible to imagine, and the thought of even trying seems futile and pointless. In fact, one of the greatest characteristics we see in the […]
A couple of years ago his 2-year-old brother was killed in a drive-by shooting. Two weeks ago his teenage sister was gunned down by rival gang members. It is not a season to be jolly for this young man. A high school dropout and a Bulldog gang member, the odds are stacked against him. Yet, […]
Helping gang members become good citizens is possible. Like anything we do, it takes training and education. We do not believe in activism. We believe in action and in the American dream that all men can succeed. Teaching citizenship is a lost art. Most of the young men we work with have no idea where […]
The characteristics of gang youth may be closer to home than you think… HOPELESSNESS No sense of the future. Living in survival mode. Do not care if engaged in future-wrecking behavior. Do not care about school because it is too future-oriented. Need hope just for tomorrow. A job and bills to pay orients you to […]
A Message from Roger Feenstra, Executive Director The Psalmist asked the question, “How can a young man keep his way pure?” Solomon, in his great wisdom, commented that many young men “lack sense.” Once, a young man asked Jesus, “What do I lack?” There is no question that young men need direction, guidance, and hope for a future they do […]
“I had no moral standards. I cared for no one except myself. All I wanted to do was terrorize the streets, and I did.” This is a typical quote we hear from young men who have grown up with no moral compass. Terrell never knew his father. Born to a 15-year-old mother, “It was more […]