H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) Farm, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1990 by former Forth Worth police officer Gary Randle and Department of Public Safety Investigator Noble Crawford, Jr. as they felt boys from southeast Fort Worth, Texas were among the most vulnerable and threatened in the city. As many of these boys have no positive adult role models, particularly male, many are involved in gangs, drugs, and other criminal activities by the time they’ve reached middle school, often repeating the cycle of violence and the forces of fear.
Removing the boys from the threatened environment is the ideal way of breaking the cycle, but is unrealistic because this neighborhood is their home. H.O.P.E. Farm hopes to assist through the approach of giving the boys who enter their after school program at 5 -7 years of age and stay through high school, an opportunity to experience this positive male influence. They address the spirit, mind, and body through a number of activities as well as work with each mother and teacher on a daily basis to maintain accountability.
Ben Crane, 4-time PGA TOUR champion, supports and actively participates at H.O.P.E. Farm as he understands how important it is to shape a child’s life through a positive influence.
To learn more about H.O.P.E. Farm, visit: HOPEFarminc.org.