Once your church becomes a KHUSA Affiliate with a trained director,
you can volunteer to become a KHUSA mentor. Reaching out your hand to a
child in need is one of the most fundamental and genuine expressions of
faith. As a mentor, you’ll not only have a life-changing impact on a
child—you’ll also likely see your own life change in immeasurable ways.
Each KIDS HOPE USA mentor provides one-on-one mentoring and
affirmation for one child from their neighborhood elementary school.
Mentors use materials provided by both the teacher and the KHUSA
Director to help the child achieve specific academic objectives. The
mentor’s primary role is to love and provide validation for the child,
using academic mentoring as just one vehicle in that process.
Each hour the mentor and child spend together is divided into six
That one hour really makes a difference. Teachers consistently
report that KIDS HOPE USA children show significant improvement in
attendance, academic performance, attitude and behavior.
People who succeed as mentors have special abilities that empower
them to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child:
In addition, mentors must meet certain qualifications that include: