Project Hope 2015

Project Hope is an annual contest sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross that encourages students enrolled in grades 9-12 at Holy Cross high schools to use their gifts and talents to explore their faith and Holy Cross spirit.

This year, the theme of Project Hope 2015 is connected to the Year of Consecrated Life, which is currently being celebrated around the world.Pope Francis has called on religious — priests, brothers and sisters who have dedicated their lives to God — to “Wake Up the World” by bringing their testimony of faith, holiness and hope to others. The Year of Consecrated Life honors these men and women in consecrated life. It began on November 30, 2014, and will conclude on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life.

Through Project Hope, the Holy Cross community can celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life as students explore various questions about consecrated life. Students at participating schools are given the opportunity to express their ideas through writing, art, short film or music. The contest is also a way for teachers and campus ministers in Holy Cross schools to incorporate the Year of Consecrated Life into the classroom and other school activities.

The contest began on Wednesday, January 7, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 10. Winning entries will be posted to

Launched in 2010, Project Hope drew more than 200 participants last year.