Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA®

 

What is Our Mission?

Form caring and life-changing relationships, one at a time:
One Child. One Hour. One Church. One School.

What is Kids HOPE USA?

Kids HOPE USA churches give hope to children in public elementary schools through a relationship with a caring adult from the partnering church.

    H: Helping to meet the emotional, social, and academic needs of at-risk children by giving them a one-to-one relationship with a mentor from our church.
    O: Owned by our church. This is our ministry to children and families in our community.
    P: Prayer is the foundation for our work. Each adult-child relationship is wrapped in prayer from a behind-the-scenes prayer partner from our church.
    E: Elementary school children are our focus. They need mentoring most because they are at that critical time when values are formed, self-esteem is developed and academic skills must be acquired.

Become a Mentor

Qualifications:
Love children and be sensitive to their needs
Be ready to listen to a child
Have your own transportation
Maintain confidentiality
Be a member/regular attendee of our church
Be there for only your child
Be faithful – one hour each week for one year
Believe in your child
Be at least 16 years of age

 

Become a Prayer Partner

Qualifications:
Love for children and the convic on that prayer changes things

Areas of Responsibility:
Make a commitment to faithfully pray for a KIDS HOPE USA mentor and the child he/she is assigned
Contact the mentor on a regular basis to get a progress report on:

    • Mentor/child relationship
    • Child’s strengths and weaknesses
    • Any other prayer needs including joys and concerns

Maintain confidentiality

Other Ways to Help

Become a Substitute Mentor
Be available to stand in for a mentor who must miss a session. See above for mentor responsibilities.

Help with Administration
Working with Deaconess Suzanne to help run the program and organize events.

Please feel free to contact Deaconess Suzanne at 847-359-1549 if you’re interested in getting involved.

Through generous donations and a Thrivent Action Team Grant we collected over 40 backpacks for Virginia Lake Elementary School – our partner for Kid’s HOPE. School supplies to fill the backpacks were graciously donated by the Immanuel community. In this photo a trunk full of school supplies was being given to Virginia Lake Elementary School assistant principal Karen Daly by Deaconess Suzanne.