About Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth

Honor is born out of a desire to serve humanity and community. So it is with this attitude of service and a desire to aid our youth, young adults and community, through individual and corporate financial sponsorships, donations, partnerships and volunteers, that Jeffrey A. Hood, Founder and President, and a committed Board of Directors, assist the Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth organization in the realization of its mission. This non-profit charitable organization seeks to offer the necessary support to enhance the lives of youth and young adults that reside within the underserved region of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and on occasion, New York and Missouri communities.

Hoodie's House of Hope

It has proposed to aid and/or support youth and young adult peer mentoring programs, structured after-school and summer educational enrichment programs, computer enrichment programmatic endeavors, leadership development, substance abuse prevention and education, self-improvement skills, decision-making guidance and team concept awareness. Additionally, the Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth organization will seek to aid, support and bring awareness to homelessness and hunger related endeavors.

Our Mission…
The Mission for the organization is to Aid, Support, Engage, Provide Assistance and develop Programmatic Interaction to underserved Charlotte Mecklenburg NC, Mint Hill NC, Thomas Elie, Haiti and on occasion, New York and Missouri community based youth and young adult related causes and organizations, as well as, to bring awareness and support to Homelessness, Hunger, Education, Leadership Development and Out of School Time related initiatives.


The goal of the Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth organization is to provide educational, programmatic, and structured support to youth housed within underserved communities, while aiding them in improving their decision-making skills and preparing them for a successful future, thus enhancing the quality of their lives and allowing them to make positive contributions to society. Additionally, it is the goal of the organization to reduce homelessness, hunger and youth related dropout rates.

Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth, giving community and youth an opportunity to Dream, Hope, Believe & Achieve

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Community Holiday Celebration of Hope
Four Hoodie's House /Mint Hill P.A.L. youth were among the over 600 youth that attended the 3rd Annual National PAL Youth Summit in Washington DC and Potomac, Maryland July 24 - 27, 2019.  Attendees were Derrick Long, Executive Director, Hoodies House of Hope for Youth, Montana Graham, Zyquavion Ruff, Aaron Dais, and Ja'Quez Anthony.  Among the Summit's activities was a day in Washington DC where participants had the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and discuss issues they are concerned about or interested in.