There's A Pathway

For Everyone

There's A Pathway For Everyone

At Beacon of Hope our mission is to inspire Lynchburg’s youth to pursue post-secondary education or training, invest in their potential, and equip them to become contributing individuals to the betterment of our community. 

The Power In Finding Your Why

Lynchburg Beacon of Hope exists to prepare every Lynchburg City School student for a postsecondary education. Whether it is two-year college, four-year college, or technical school, the Beacon of Hope helps every student build a bridge to college.

Beacon of Hope’s ultimate goal is to provide college opportunities for those who would not be able to attend college otherwise, including economically disadvantaged students and first-generation students – the first in their family to attend college.  

Beacon Scholars are Succeeding

Learn how our scholars are


HOPEx is an annual live speaker event held in historic Lynchburg, Virginia, designed to inspire new approaches to bridging the poverty gap through increasing access to post-secondary education. Each presenter provides their unique perspective on transformation and how education acts as a catalyst for change.

We were honored to celebrate our 2nd annual live speaker event on March 3 at the Historic Academy Theater. It was an extraordinary night of storytelling and inspiration. We wish to thank all of our speakers and incredible sponsors for making this event possible.

Future Centers

The primary goal of Future Centers is to empower our students to remove the barriers that prevent them from pursuing what’s next. We work to increase Access, Affordability, Achievement, and Aspiration for every student to go onto work or education after high school.

Future Center Services Include:

  • Resume Building and Job Interview Skill Development

  • Academic Tutoring

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Support

  • Career Inventories and Finding Students’ Strengths

  • And much more!

Our Scholarships

Lynchburg Beacon of Hope offers two distinct scholarship programs to support Lynchburg City Schools students to and through their post-secondary experience.