HOPE (Helping Others a Personal Experience) are community service programs designed to give our youth the opportunity to support the work of local social service agencies and put their idealism to work in a way that is meaningful to them and to their community.

In past years, students have raised money for the World Wildlife Fund by selling root beer floats and for the New Trier Food Pantry by holding a bake sale. We have also collected used soccer gear for Urban Initiatives.  In 2016, Youth Connection participants were invited to join a Voice Drive through VocaliD to help provide people of all ages who use a machine to speak for them in a unique and individual voice.