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Rae's Hope supports the development of girls from economically challenged homes in South Dallas and surrounding areas by creating opportunity, nurturing potential, and inspiring achievement. Rae’s Hope uses team sports and enrichment programs to promote fitness, healthy living, education and community service. Through these programs, Rae’s Hope helps girls develop greater self esteem and enables them to aspire and achieve fulfilling, productive lives while learning accountability and personal responsibility.
Rae’s Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and providing healthy living and educational programs for youth from diverse social and economic backgrounds. We depend on your donations to help us help girls in the Dallas communities we serve to grow into healthy and successful adults. If you'd like to contribute to Rae's Hope go to the Donate page or click on Donate button at the bottom of this page.
To learn more about Rae's Hope's programs go to the Program Overview or click on Programs in the menu at the top of this page.
Rae's Hope's own Tyler Moore and Chrissiana Ford traveled to Washington DC in June to participate in the national awards ceremony for the Active School Acceleration Project (ASAP), an initiative of ChildObesity180 and Tufts University. Tyler, a fifth-grader from Dallas, was honored as one of ten national ASAP Student Ambassadors for her healthy habits and life skills. DC.
“I was excited to be on stage and be part of a program that shows kids the importance of being physically fit,” says Tyler. “ Rae’s Hope helped show me how important it was to stay active and eat the right foods.”
See the full press release to learn more.
Dallas AfterSchool Network's
Afterschool Achievers had a special event that recognized the individual accomplishments of students in afterschool time. Afterschool programs from across the region selected students to be recognized in one of the following categories: Academics, Arts, Citizenship & Leadership, Sports, and Special Interest. (read more)
Rae’s Hope prepares girls for life. By teaching them life skills, encouraging education, physical fitness and healthy living Rae’s Hope hopes to empower girls to be successful in school and successful in life.
There is no better way to demonstrate the benefits of Rae’s Hope than by illustration and testimonials. Over the next several months I want to share the stories of some of our Rae’s Hope girls and let them tell you, in their own words, how Rae’s Hope has helped them be successful in life. Each month or so we’ll feature a different girl.
First up is Lorian Vaughn. Lorian Vaughn started with Rae’s Hope at an early age and stayed with us until going on to college at Sam Houston State. What a great success story she is and I’m so proud of her! Here’s how Lorian remembers her years in Rae’s Hope.
“Rae’s Hope played a major part in creating the person I am today. Being a part of it taught me to be a leader, gave me a sense of belonging, and helped me to grow strong into my character.... I was blessed with the opportunity to be a part of Rae’s Hope. Not knowing that some of the girls I met would be friends that I’d grow with and keep a lifetime, I was just happy to be a part of something bigger than I could imagine. I can’t be any more grateful for what Coach Angela Fields gave me... She gave us hope and opportunity and made us feel important as individuals. Together, we took trips and played in volleyball tournaments and gained exposure and experience to succeed in life. It wasn’t just about the game of volleyball… It was so much more than that. It was about building relationships, learning how to interact in a professional matter, seeing something that you want and doing whatever’s necessary to achieve that goal.”
Next month I’ll share the story of another girl that has helped us achieve our goal of "Reviving Communities, One Child At A Time."
Thank you for your support of Rae’s Hope!