The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund (HDSF) was founded in 1996, and is a non-profit organization with year-round mentoring and student support programming. Hoop Dreams creates new opportunities for at-risk inner-city youth on multiple levels. The program provides specific, targeted support to help students advance academically by establishing and working towards their educational and life goals. Equally important, the program breaks down systemic barriers (geography, economy, race) that contribute to cycles of poverty. Many Hoop Dreams beneficiaries are the first in their families to attend college and lack even the most basic information about college protocol, administrative procedures, and campus life. Hoop Dreams provides not only funding, but a network of supportive services from students senior year of high school to beyond college acceptance.
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