Operation HOPE: Operation HOPE(Helping Others Prepare for Excellence) is a faith-based after school program that provides a safe environment for latch-key kids in a neighborhood where some parents are working two jobs to make ends meet. Each day, Monday-Friday, Operation HOPE allows parents to feel a sense of security by knowing their children are not home alone. The children receive a snack and help with their homework. They help run a candy store as lesson in responsibility. But, there is always time to play basketball and hang out with their friends.