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.


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.


Owned by our church. This is our ministry to children and families in our community.


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.


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

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

Love for children and the conviction 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
Help run the program and organize events.

Please contact the Church Office at or 847-359-1549 if you’re interested in getting involved.