The Hope Community Center, Inc. of North Mississippi is a new and exciting community center concept whose mission is to improve the culture in DeSoto County Mississippi, by providing safe, fun, and exciting activities and events for the area’s youth and adults. Combining a much needed after school program with a variety of activities and events for all ages, the Hope Center will infuse the culture with intentional acts of kindness and bring hope and love to our community!
In 2017, the Hope Center became and official affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies Youth Mentorship Program. All of our mentors are trained by the Memphis Grizzlies training team at the FedEx Forum.
In 2017, The Hope Center received the Rock Award from the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, Hope Center founder Stacy Dodd received the Man of the Year Award from the Horn Lake Chamber.
The Hope Center has the privilege of taking an incredible new and exciting anti-bullying program into the DeSoto County schools in 2018/2019. We teach about on-line predators and the dangers of social media an cell phones. We also teach basic self defense for all ages.
The Hope Center recently partnered with the John Maxwell Team’s certified trained Tim Flesner. Tim presents at all of our events. He leads our youth with the powerful program YOUTHmax designed to encourage and equip our youth to become leaders. This program teaches them to believe in themselves and make good decisions.
Harlem Legend basketball star Willie Harris recently signed on to the Hope Center team as an official mentor.
Students will learn critical decision-making skills in a program modeled after the transformative programs and curriculum of the successful Streets Ministries.
The Hope Center is a positive and upbeat addition to our county. Our place in the community is creating opportunities for the city’s adult population and provides skills and leadership training for the next generation.
The Hope Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We currently operate in the DeSoto County schools and local churches.
Current sponsors include Brown Baptist Church, Belhaven University, Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors, Southern Thunder Harley Davidson, WalMart, and Citizens National Bank.