HOPE scholars after-School program

Hope city middle school night

YVIBE Summer Camp

Hope Scholars After-School

Hope Scholars is our after-school program which meets Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 PM when Chicago Public Schools is open.


The mission of Hope Scholars is to instill hope in Woodlawn's children by investing in their academic, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


We accomplish this by offering tutoring on homework assignments, creating a safe space where long-term relationships with mentors support children’s social-emotional development, and Bible lessons focusing on story of scripture which teaches students the intrinsic value and dignity their lives possess as humans made in God’s image.

Interested in volunteering? Email to learn more. All volunteers subject to background check. 


Hope City Middle School Night

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM

Hope City is a place for middle school students to chill, play games, and share a meal. Each week there is a lesson relevant to the lives of our students. There are also monthly outings and trips together to things like new restaurants, ice skating, ice cream shops, and campfires. All students in 6th-8th grade are welcome! 


Y Vibe Summer Camp

Y VIBE stands for Young Voices in Bethel. Bethel is an ancient Hebrew word from the Bible meaning "house of God." Young voices belong in the kingdom of God because their lives are precious to him! 

Summer camp runs 6 weeks during the months school is not in session. The focus of summer camp is a safe, structured, and nurturing environment for kids on the South Side. This includes tons of activities like games, trips to the park, crafts, sports, and weekly field trips to places like the zoo, the beach, roller skating, and new neighborhoods in Chicago! 

For more information about YVIBE, email!

Summer Employment

In addition to serving kids and families, LHC works with the One Summer Chicago program to employ youth from our neighborhood with camp staff roles. These roles help build relationships with the kids and maintain the daily schedule and structure of YVIBE. There is ample opportunity to gain hard and soft skills that transfer to later job and college applications. To learn more about working with YVIBE, email

Interested in volunteering? Email to learn more. All volunteers subject to background check.