In a mentoring relationship, mentors have the unique opportunity to demonstrate skills on a personal level and teach students how they should view themselves. Intrapersonal skills involve your inward communication with yourself and the way you face obstacles in life. Mentoring can motivate students to work on intrapersonal skills such as self-confidence, resilience, and overall […]
Interpersonal skills involve the way a student interacts with others in a social setting. A mentoring relationship serves as an opportunity for students to grow in these interpersonal skills by learning how to work as a team and listen to their friends. Working as a team and listening to others are two of the most
Kids Hope USA Receives Award from Lilly Endowment’s Strengthening Youth Programming in Indiana Initiative
Kids Hope USA is proud to announce a $425,000 grant award from Lilly Endowment Inc. in Indiana. This award is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana; the aim of the competitive initiative is to help youth-serving organizations working throughout Indiana improve their abilities to promote the academic, physical and social
Creating and sustaining relational skills is a vital developmental step for children that can be taught through modeling a quality relationship. Having a one-on-one relationship with a mentor gives children a valuable opportunity to work on their relational skills. Relational Benefits Nurtured in Mentoring Conversations and consistency are two important relationship skills nurtured in a
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Check out our Fall 2023 Presidential Update! Included in the Update is a letter from our President, Dr. Karen Pearson, highlights from our recent mentor and director surveys, and an invitation to join a community of generous supporters who support meaningful relationships both today and in the future.
During a typical elementary school day, kids learn new spelling words or practice math equations. There’s time for fun during recess outside and for letting creativity soar through art and writing. And, a school day also provides a perfect opportunity for effective, meaningful mentoring. School-based mentoring programs, such as Kids Hope USA, are structured to
Conversation is a common activity during a Kids Hope USA mentoring hour. These conversations provide a opportunity for you and your student to catch up on the week. And your student can share what they’re looking forward to in the coming week. Sometimes conversations between a mentor and student are easy-flowing, balanced, and engaging. Other
From crayons and markers to paints and glue, arts & crafts are a fun way to creatively engage with kids. And that’s especially true during the one hour spent between a Kids Hope USA mentor and their student. Maybe your student jumps at the opportunity to color and engage in creative crafts to take home,
Check out our Spring 2023 Presidential Update! Included in the Update is a letter from our President, Dr. Karen Pearson, an invitation to engage and learn more about the exciting things happening at Kids Hope USA, and an invitation to express generosity in supporting the work of Kids Hope USA programs.