Kids Hope USA is the catalyst for an expanding network of
church/school partnerships. These partnerships take on the enormous
challenge of kids at risk—One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School
at a time—through one-on-one mentoring relationships.
An at-risk public elementary school child who needs a relationship with a caring adult.
There is a desperate need among America’s at-risk children to be the
“one-and-only” in the life of a caring adult. This need for love can
only be met one child at a time. You can do something real, and be that
one caring adult. So when your Kids Hope USA child asks, “How many
other children do you see at my school?” you can say, “I'm here, just
for you.” When kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to
learn, grow and succeed.
Sixty critical minutes each week when a trained mentor befriends a child and helps him or her acquire basic academic skills.
How much is an hour worth? One educator seems to think an hour is
worth a lot. “Given the choice between $100,000 for instructional
material or the love of Kids Hope USA mentors,” she says, “I would
choose the love.” One hour a week, every week, is the most important
hour many of these kids have. One hour of one-on-one attention, just
Takes ownership of a program with its neighborhood school and
provides a trained mentor and a behind-the-scenes prayer partner for
Many church members today have a deep longing to do something real,
to make a real difference. Kids Hope USA gives churches the tools they
need to tap into this energy and create a meaningful,
sustainable partnership with a school in their community. Kids Hope USA
church/school partnerships offer churches and their members the
opportunity to put their faith into action.
Welcomes this proven intervention to increase the academic skills of at-risk children, while incurring no additional expense.
Our schools need help. Too many of their children face a world full
of problems they didn’t create, and can do nothing about. Principals
and teachers recognize Kids Hope USA mentors as an effective, proven
intervention in the lives of their at-risk kids. They know how the
one-on-one relationships fostered by a Kids Hope USA program restore
self-confidence and personal security, and encourage academic
excellence in their school.