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Thanks to CRODA for their generous support of Duffy’s Hope, Inc. Donate Now to Duffy’s Hope, Inc. and Support our Mission! Mission: “Duffy’s Hope, Inc. provides intellectual, emotional and interpersonal growth opportunities for youth and their families through advocacy, education, mentoring and community outreach.”Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your generous...
Background: Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Allen “Duffy” Samuels attended Glasgow High School. As a high school basketball all-star, Duffy had the opportunity to not become a statistic. After graduating from high school in 1992, he earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hagerstown Junior College in Maryland. With an avid aspiration...
In Diamond’s words: After a Friday night Franklin Institute visit where teens were able to express their innermost concerns about their community, I was introduced to Miss.Candice of the police dept. At this overnight visit I expressed my concerns about the gun violence in my community which I witnessed with the loss of a family...
In Renasia’s words: Before Duffy’s Hope I was a sassy mouth girl. I didn’t want to listen to anything that anyone said. I did not communicate very well. I did not really talk to my mom or had a relationship with my mom. I didn’t like talking or meeting new people. After I entered Duffy’s...
In Ada’s words: Duane is my grandson. My son has had many problems with the legal system due to his own choices. Before Duffy’s Hope, Duane had less of a chance to be as focused on success. The program has helped him move through the absence of his natural mother and father in his every...