Here at C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
C.O.A.C.H. Hope: (Community, Opportunities and Awareness with Compassion, Humility & Hope) was evolved in 2010 as a mentoring program for disadvantaged and delinquent youth. The Carteret County Juvenile Office would place youth in the care of what was then Hannaniah’s Mentoring Service. In the past we have worked closely with the Carteret County Juvenile Delinquent System free of charge.
The systematic society discourages so many of our teenage men and women. What happens when children don’t get the help they need to become productive citizens? This is the very reason why COACH Hope was developed! Our purpose is to intervene in the very lives of our youth. Shad (the CEO of Hope City) realized this when he was asked to speak to approximately 65 athletes. A few weeks later, he was asked to consider volunteering as the Life Skill Coach of a local high school football team. He would speak with the teams during practices and prior to football games every Friday night often giving them words of encouragement, advice and a positive word for them to ponder upon and carry with them through the next few days and weeks. What was once known as Hannaniah’s Mentoring Service was then renamed COACH Hope which seems to be a more appropriate name and in 2017 COACH Hope was approved by the Carteret County Board of Education to provide Life Skill Coaches to middle school and high school coaches and teachers in the Carteret County School System.