The Hawks Offering Positive Encouragement (H.O.P.E.) program is designed to enhance the academic and social experiences of Hillcrest students. Within the program, upperclassmen serve as role models that provide our freshman with a supportive environment that supports Hillcrest traditions, programs, policies, academic skills, social skills, and overall success of all students. H.O.P.E. leaders nurture the personal, social, emotional, and academic growth of students by leading the students through a variety of exercises. Throughout the year, various topics will be discussed. These topics may include listening, empathy, homework, bullying, emotions, defusing anger, stress, positive character traits, careers, goals, and decision making.