Join the Movement

Kids Hope USA

Building life-changing relationships one at a time.

How will you join the movement?

Volunteer

Mentor

A volunteer willing to share his/her most precious commodity; time. Convinced that a student’s life can change when given the chance within the context of a reliable relationship, a mentor provides the love of presence and the hope of a better tomorrow. Together, with a prayer partner, a mentor’s deepest desire is to see a difference.

Your next step: All Kids Hope USA programs operate through churches. If your church has a program, please contact your director to discover how you can volunteer as a mentor. If not, please ask your church to consider starting a program.

Prayer Partner

A volunteer matched with every mentor, this behind-the-scenes role provides support, encouragement, and accountability (and prayers, of course) that ensure an enduring and successful relationship.

Your next step: All Kids Hope USA programs operate through churches. If your church has a program, please contact your director to discover how you can volunteer as a prayer partner. If not, please ask your church to consider starting a program.

Program Director

Leadership starts and stops with people. Critical to the success of every program is a passionate, committed director. Kids Hope USA thoroughly trains and supports directors to ensure programs operate well and provide an outstanding experience for every student. Data shows that a highly engaged prayer partner has a strong, positive effect on the mentor-student relationship.

Your next step: If your church plans to start a Kids Hope USA program, and you’re interested in this role, request a program director job description.

Start a Program

At Church

The church you attend really should partner with a nearby school because no matter where you live, a tremendous need exists. Over 3,000 public schools now wait for a church to offer a Kids Hope USA program—because they know it works!

Your next step: Tell a pastor at your church about Kids Hope USA and then Contact Us to help connect with a school.

At School

Schools across the country know exactly why many students will thrive when they receive hope and love from adult mentor relationships. In fact, 99.3% of teachers report that their Kids Hope USA students improved in academics, attendance, behavior, and attitude—the mentoring hour works!

Your next step: Talk with your principal about the program and which church to approach for a Kids Hope USA partnership, and then Contact Us to help make it happen.

Give

A heart that overflows with gratefulness to God shares financial support. Convicted that life-changing relationships are investments worth making, donors provide approximately 85% of all funding needed for Kids Hope USA to operate and grow each year. The remaining 15% comes from church fees; we receive no government or school funding.

Kids Hope USA donors know that their funding makes a difference in every student reached by our program—because life together is life at its best.

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