HOPE Farm’s programs focus on the pressing issues youth face today. The goal is two-fold: to offer positive alternatives to delinquent and gang-related activity and to plant seeds for enriched and empowered lives. HOPE Farm is accomplishing this by providing positive role models in a structured holistic program.
Our Leadership Development umbrella is inclusive of all other programs. The program helps boys become responsible citizens and prepares them to lead today’s society. It teaches boys accountability to HOPE Farm staff and their parents, how to properly greet another person, the benefits of truth and of giving full effort. The boys are given opportunities to make multiple contributions to the community through performances and volunteerism.
Daily Bible classes teach the content of books of the Bible and the application of biblical, life principles, including how to voluntarily choose to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Self-control, responsibility, perseverance, respect for authority and promptness are a sampling of the virtues that are emphasized in our Character Building program. They are applied in academics, recreation, dining, choir rehearsal and household tasks. Character Building helps the boys become responsible citizens and future leaders.
Our academic program emphasizes collaborations between HOPE Farm staff, parents, teachers, and school administrators. The program reinforces reading, language and mathematics according to each boy’s assessed skill level, personal needs, and unlimited potential.
The Next Level
The Next Level, our academic teaching time for our 6th -12th grade, focuses on teaching our boys how to be independent, lifelong learners. We engage in time management skills, tutoring, enrichment, remediation as well as basic study, reading and math skills. Read more
Kids Café addresses the fact that in the United States, 13 million children, or almost 1 in 5, do not consistently get enough to eat. In Tarrant County, 1 in 7 children, or almost 65,000, live below the federal poverty level and are at high risk of hunger. Kids Café provides daily, nutritious, and hot meals in collaboration with the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Dining etiquette is also taught during meal time.
HOPE Farm Boys Choir and Piano Program
The HOPE Farm Boys Choir and Piano Program, led by Becky Ringer, exists as a platform to build musical skill. The boys engage the community by performing at many public and community events each year. Read more
The Physical Education program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive sequentially planned Physical Education program. In this program students learn fitness concepts, participate in a variety of fitness development exercises and set goals for improvement. Units of instruction include playground rules and games, team building activities, basketball, football and weight training.
We are proud to announce the birth of our new S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program here at HOPE Farm. HOPE Farm has partnered with some amazing organizations to expose and prayerfully ignite our boys’ passions in those areas of study. With the help of The Andrews Institute at TCU, Imagination Education here in Fort Worth, and Col. Wilmer, former Math Department Head at West Point who currently teaches at TCC, we have an amazing array of activities planned. Whether learning how to build a kite, studying erosion, or investigating a crime scene using forensic science, the middle school boys at HOPE Farm are budding scientists. We use teacher waiver days as our classroom time, and we have been able to find large chunks of time to dedicate towards preparing our young men for the types of jobs they will encounter in the 21st Century. Read more
Moms Resource Program (MRP)
The Moms Resource Program (MRP) assists the moms of HOPE Farm boys with spiritual and inspirational encouragement and provides structural tools to help them partner with HOPE Farm.
The partnership promotes HOPE Farm’s philosophy, goals and objectives and maximum impact in the lives of the boys. Read more