Celebrating 25 Years

Walking together in 1 on 1 mentoring relationships for 25 years.

For 25 years, Kids Hope USA mentors have walked alongside thousands of children in 1 on 1 relationships during some of the most significant years of their young lives. Each week, since 1995, mentors and students develop life-changing friendships one hour at a time. We invite you to join us as we celebrate a quarter century of walking together, side-by-side on this journey that instills hope and confidence in a child’s life.

Pray Always

Contributed by: Anne Broaddus, Director Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, Texas Davina Pennington, Regional Director, South and Southwest, Kids Hope USA In 2009 our principal asked us to pray for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they took the state mandated tests. She assigned each child a number on a master list of student names, […]

Committing to Friendship

Written by Kara Nguyen, Kids Hope USA Director of Development and Kari McLennan, Kids Hope USA Program Support Specialist For 17 years, Mr. Gary has been a Kids Hope USA mentor through his local church. He’s invested countless hours into the lives of kids in his community, and when the opportunity came to start with […]

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 […]

Into a Brighter Future

Jan and Evelyn have walked together on an unexpected journey of friendship for more than 7 years! They met when Evelyn was a 4th grader at Jane Addams Elementary in Palatine, Illinois.  At that time, Evelyn was having a tough year in school and really needed some encouragement.  She was a very quiet girl but each week, Jan […]

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