The mission of The HOOD, is to create a welcoming environment that advocates for, promotes, and facilitates the positive development of at-risk youth and disadvantaged families. To provide tools that empowers the youth and families to find their inner strength. To establish programs that specialize in a unique style of service delivery that is client driven and user friendly. We will engage our clients (youth/families) in a client's first perspective in an effort to maximize their ability to make life changes, recognize their potential, and enhance their quality of life.
By providing a positive environment, a welcoming atmosphere, and real opportunities to all those we serve; we can empower them with the tools needed to enhance self-determination and their ability to make the changes needed to reclaim their individual desire to DREAM again.
The HOOD Student Group is the recognized school club at Madison Central High School. The group is affiliated with The Home of Opportunities and Dream Inc. (501c3 charitable Organization) over the past three years these youth volunteers have worked a total of 41 events for UK Athletics/Dining; 22 football games, 4 women basketball games, 3 baseball games, 4 softball games, 2 volleyball games, 1 soccer game, 2 UK Track and Field Meets, and 1 KHSAA State Track and field Finals (3 sessions over two days). Over the 3 year period the youth volunteered approximately 4500 community service hours, and help raise over $34,000.00 at UK events alone. These youth have also worked events at EKU, Keeneland, The Cincinnati Bengals Stadium, and The Rolex 3 Day Event at the Lexington Horse Park. Thus far in academic year 2017-18, the students have worked the first four UK football games, adding to their community service/volunteerism totals and helping raise an additional four thousand plus dollars.
As the grass grows under this organization we will be providing more and more opportunities for youth and adults to volunteer and serve. Your service and support will be used to help provide resources directly to the communities you live. If interested in helping please contact us.