Dasie Hope is an after-school program serving approximately 125 children living in the Wabasso area from kindergarten through high school. The Center offers homework assistance, individual tutoring, computer skills, creative arts, gender-specific programming and supervised outdoor sports in a "clubhouse" environment.
There is full-time paid staff as well as dedicated volunteers at the Center. Ancillary services include psychological counseling, mentoring and social services. Age-specific activities include Journalism Club, Young Professionals Club, Kidz Cafe, Coupon Cuties and Girls With A Future as well as leadership training and classes designed to boost self-esteem.
The Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center was founded in 2001 by Executive Director Verna Wright . Mrs. Wright's family has a long history in Wabasso and the Center is named in her mother's memory. The Center is located in the former Douglas School in Wabasso.