Hope Conference

The Hope Conference

The Hope Conference provides Generation Hope Scholars with the best tools and information for personal, academic, and professional success. In addition, the conference also includes a track for expecting or parenting students in the greater Washington D.C. Metro area who are contemplating college. This track encourages them to attend college and provides them with the information that they need to make applying/attending college as easy as possible. The date for the 2018 Hope Conference will be announced soon! 

Going to this conference and having this experience was a chance of a lifetime. I went over all of the information I received, and I’m really excited about pursuing college. I look forward to coming to all the other events that have been planned.
— 2013 High School Attendee

Would you like to send your students to the 2018 Hope Conference? 

Your students will receive information on college admissions, the financial aid process, what it's like to be a teen parent in college straight from our Scholars, and more!  The event is entirely free for students, and we provide free childcare all day.  Registration for 2018 will be available in April, 2018.

Would you like to present at the Hope Conference? 

Applications to present at the 2017 Hope Conference are now closed. The Request for Proposals for the 2018 Hope Conference will be available in early 2018. Workshop attendees will include our Scholars (parenting college students) and expecting and parenting high school students. The goal of the Hope Conference is for Generation Hope Scholars and expecting and parenting high school students to gain knowledge and tools that will help them to be successful in college and beyond, as well as be inspired and gain personal insight. Workshops will generally be 60 minutes long. 

Potential workshop topics include: College Admissions, Financial Aid, Goal Setting, Healthy Relationships/Dating Violence, Parenting, Financial Literacy, Social Media Presence, Career Preparation, Self-Empowerment and Advocacy, etc.

Questions?  Please contact Caroline Griswold Short at (202)642-5649 or by email at caroline@supportgenerationhope.org

Where is the Hope Conference? 

At the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Crystal City metro. It's available on a first come, first serve basis, and operates every 20 minutes or so. There is free parking available in nearby garages.