Building Life-Changing Relationships

At Kids Hope USA, we believe that all kids matter to Jesus and that the local church is uniquely called to care for children in their community who would benefit from another caring, reliable relationship.

Research shows that the common factor in determining a child’s future success is if they have stable, committed, healthy relationships with adults in their lives. For Kids Hope USA students, one of those relationships gets to be with their mentor.

Through proven church-school partnerships, mentors stand alongside parents, teachers, principals and counselors to ensure kids that they are valued and loved. Through the power of relationship, kids build resilience and a brighter future.

Church-school partnerships give hope to children through caring and consistent relationships. And hope is powerful! 

Schools know the difference relationships make. Churches want to make an impact in their community. Together, these partnerships cultivate life-changing relationships that empower students to thrive.


Discover ways you can join the movement in changing lives, one student at a time.

Participate as a director, mentor or prayer partner with your church. If your church does not yet have a Kids Hope USA program, connect with your church leadership about getting a program running.

Financially support existing and new church-school partnerships as they develop transformative relationships with children. You can even set up monthly gifts to make it easy to continue your contributions. Your generosity makes a difference!

“The one-on-one relationships created through mentorships can impact kids’ outlooks on school and life. They know they have one more person in their corner to support them.” – Kids Hope USA principal


After just one year of one-on-one mentoring through a Kids Hope USA program,*

of students improved in socio/emotional competency.

of students improved in educational success.

of students improved in attitudes toward risky behaviors.

*Gutierrez, S. The Impact of School-Based Mentoring On Student Achievement and School Engagement in Elementary Aged At-Risk Students. Program Evaluation of Kids Hope USA . University of Houston College of Education.

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