All KIDS HOPE USA mentors volunteer their time to nurture the heart of an at risk child. These loving, caring adults are all members of the congregation at the participating partner church, and each makes a commitment to devote an hour every week to their mentoring role.
All KIDS HOPE USA mentors are carefully screened using a process that includes an application, a criminal history check, a personal interview and pastor approval. Mentors must also submit to screening requirements at the school. They are thoroughly trained by the program Director, using comprehensive materials provided by the KIDS HOPE USA National Office, and also attend an orientation session at the school. Ongoing supervision and support is provided to all volunteers by the program Director.