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Where Are They Now?

HOPE Farm continues to be a positive light in the lives of our single moms and their sons in areas of our city known for crime and gang activity. We turn on the news and see horrific images of violence, disrespect, unjust death, and a constant cry for change. Working hard on three different campuses in the Metroplex, HOPE Farm is part of the positive change that is happening in this country. Our seemingly small numbers are our biggest strength mainly because we intentionally get to know our families and go deep with them year after year after year.

Our program staff has worked hard over the years and especially hard in the nine months following the unprecedented shut down of our country. We are proud that our boys graduate from high school and, in the last 6 years, 97% of these graduates have gone to college—we currently have 12 alumni studying in college, 12 who are working full time, and 2 who are serving in the military (see the list below). We are proud to have a reading literacy program that shows 89% of our boys increasing their reading levels by 1.8+ years or more in less than 1 school year (2019-2020). We are proud of a program staff who works with the kids in the areas of spirit, mind, and body providing academic, athletic, and Biblical guidance. Be the change with us in a positive uplifting way building each other up!


College Students
• Demetrion Amie (Lamar University)
• DaMaria Anderson (Sam Houston State)
• LaDarian Bickems (UNT)
• Derrick Ferguson (Greenville College)
• Aaron Fielder (OSU/Tulsa)
• Grant Garrison (Austin College)
• Darian Hadley (Sam Houston State)
• Thurman Hogan (Trinity University)
• Robert Jones* (working on his masters at UNT)
• Scotty Mills (Coastal Bend College)
• Shamar Peoples (TCU)
• Elijah Thomas (Lincoln Tech)

Working Full Time
• Hugo Almazan (Manager, Foot Action, Redbird Mall)
• Francisco Almazan (R.E. Sweeney Lumber Co.)
• Arthur Breland* (Lead Pastor United Church Atlanta, Atlanta GA)
• David Dancer (Alcon)
• Desmond Dukes (Musician & DJ)
• Jaylon McDaniels (Original Mexican Restaurant)
• DQ McKinney (Manager, Smoothie King)
• Cameron Prater* (Director of Sports Performance at Redline Athletics in Sugarland, TX)
• Joel Rockmore* (Sports & Performance Coach Dent Tennis Academy)
• Ymir Stafford (FedEx)
• Felix Stiggers* (Program Director, HOPE Farm)

Serving in the Military
• Detrick Dukes (US Air Force)
• Kevonne Renfro (US Navy)

*College Graduates

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