Celebrating 25 Years
Kids Hope USA
An expanding national network of school-church partnerships that provide inspiring mentor relationships for students. One child. One mentor. One hour. Together.
Witness life-change when a student receives hope and love. Share the precious value of a personal friendship. One hour of life together is life at its best.

Connecting One-on-One with Students

In Person Mentoring

In-person mentoring at the school will continue to be an option for some programs this year. Even programs that begin with an alternative form of mentoring (online or pen pals) may transition to our traditional model as conditions improve.

Pen Pal Mentoring

Mentoring pen pals is a great way for children to know their mentor is still in their corner, cheering them on and investing in their life either through written or digital (email) communication with the school being the pass through for sending out and receiving correspondence.

Online Mentoring

Mentoring online reassures students that mentors still care and are making every effort to remain connected. Two online mentoring options are offered: School-based and Home-based.


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

Building Life-Changing Relationships

For over 25 years, Kids Hope USA has provided a proven, life-changing program through church-school partnerships that train and equip mentors to reach kids in public schools who are in-need of caring, reliable, one-on-one relationships. 

We provide structure, training, support, and resources designed for use in public schools by churches to give kids what they need most—hope and love from a mentor.

Together, we can make a life-long difference. In every school, in every community. One young heart at a time. Let’s do this in yours.


Schools know the difference relationships make.

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Churches want to make a difference through relationships.

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Recent Posts

Standing Together to Make a Difference

Dr. Emilie DeYoung, Winning at Home, Inc. It’s no secret that this past year has ushered in significant changes for folks around the world. Not one area of the globe has been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many of us have developed new understandings of words like ‘lock down,’ ‘Zoom,’ ‘virtual learning,’ or ‘quarantine.’ […]

How to Connect with Kids from a Safe Social Distance

Guest Post by Karen Mulder As a Kids Hope USA mentor, you understand this fundamental truth: your student, like all human beings, wants to be known and valued. And that’s why mentoring is so powerful—it shows others that we value them by spending time with them. However, during this time of social distancing, you may […]

The Joy of Giving

Christmas reminds us that gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and the monetary value or usefulness of a gift is far less meaningful than the intent, especially when given by a child. Chase was a happy kid and he loved spending time with his mentor, Ken. He was open to doing his schoolwork, playing […]

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