Description: Description: Description: Description: Kids Hope logoOne simple thing will make a big difference

in the life of an at-risk child:


One-on-one, positive attention

from a responsible, caring adult.


KIDS HOPE USA develops these one-on-one relationships

through the creation of church-school partnerships

that pair church members with at-risk kids

in supportive, mentoring relationships.



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.


You can change a lifeÖand thatís no small change.


We currently have 20+ volunteers, and their prayer partners, working to change the life of one child.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Debbie Maxwell,



Some of our Kids Hope Mentors, Parents, and Kids at a skating party!





I Corinthians 13 For Teachers
by Jim Fowler

(applies for mentors, too!)


If I teach with the best educational techniques,

and provide stimulating and motivational lessons,

but have not love,
I am but a time-wasting information processor.

If I spend hours preparing my lesson plans

with the clearest instructional objectives,

but have not love,
I am just an over-organized ideologue.

If I utilize the most eye-catching visual aids

and the latest classroom technology,

but have not love,
I am just a high-tech visionary.


A loving teacher is kind and patient with every student,

regards each student as an important individual,
and treats their personal problems with confidence.

A loving teacher does not merely talk at, but relates to, the students,

and provides a exemplary model of life to those in the classroom.

A teacher's love is not condescending,

does not play favorites,
does not gossip,
does not publicly humiliate,
is not easily agitated or discouraged,
and does not blow-up or give-up on misbehaving students.

A teacher's love bears the responsibility of instruction,

Believes that student's minds should not be wasted,
Hopes that every student will achieve their potential,
and endures all disturbances in the process.


The latest text-books will soon be out-of-date.
Contemporary teaching methods will become outmoded.
Educational technology is obsolete before we know it,

but a loving teacher can affect a student's life forever.


Now abideth preparation, instruction, and love,
But the greatest of these is a teacher's love that seeks the highest good of the students.