Kids Hope Mentor
Community Connections began something new Fall 2010. It’s called Kids Hope USA. The national program, Kids Hope USA, is a faith based elementary school mentoring program that honors the separation of church and state while following the Jesus Way of loving others.
As a church we’re adopting Speer Elementary to build these caring relationships – primarily through a one on one mentoring program. We will also be looking for ways to come alongside the faculty and staff to support and encourage throughout the school year.
Begin praying now about whether you can commit to this worthwhile endeavor.
Will YOU give hope to a child?
Will YOU be the one to make a difference in a child’s life?
YOU can be that one to help change a life…and that’s no small change.
TRAINING & BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED. Two training times are scheduled – Saturday, September 14th from 10-11:30am or Wednesday, September 18th from 7:00-8:30pm. If you can’t make one of these, contact Merrick.Steele@fbca.org to schedule another training session.
Fill out the form below to volunteer for the 2013-2014 school year.
Kids Hope is one child, one person 16 years or older, one hour a week, for one school year. As a mentor you’ll be trained to help meet the social, emotional and academic needs of a child who needs some additional support through a one-on-one, Jesus with skin on relationship. KIDS HOPE USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed. These children need someone who can be present at the critical time in their lives when values are formed, when self-esteem is developed, and when basic academic and problem-solving skills are acquired. They need someone who won’t let them down. You can be the one.
Prayer is a key foundation for the program. Each adult-child relationship will be wrapped in prayer by a behind the scenes prayer partner from our church. So – if you want to get involved and can’t meet the time commitment of a one hour each week mentor you can be involved as a prayer partner. Through your prayer ministry you will have a huge investment in the lives of the child as well as the mentor. You will be an invaluable third person in this relationship.