Kids Hope USA

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Mission Statement

Kids Hope USA builds caring child, one hour, one church, one school


Beliefs and Values

We believe in Jesus' way
We Value...
Children: because every child matters
Relationship: because love is only possible person to person
Faithfulness: because if I say I will, I will
Prayer: because it is our language of hope


What is Kids Hope USA?

KIDS HOPE USA churches give hope to children in public elementary schools through a relationship with a caring church member.


H: Helping to meet the emotional, social and academic needs of at-risk children by giving them a one-to-one, Jesus-with-skin-on relationship with a mentor from our church


O:  Owned by First Christian Church.  This is our ministry to children and families in our neighborhood.


P:  Prayer is the foundation to our work.  Each adult-child relationship is wrapped in prayer by a behind-the-scenes prayer partner from our church.


E:  Elementary School children are our focus.  They need mentoring because they are at a critical time when values are formed, self-esteem is developed and academic skills must be acquired.


Why is Kids Hope USA needed?

  • Many U.S. children are at risk
  • Churches want to reach out and love these children but they don't know how
  • Principals and teachers, parents and children are asking for it


Why does Kids Hope USA work?

  • Lives are changed
  • Its a proven model: one child, one hour, one church, one school
  • According to teachers, 99% of students benefit from the relationship with their Kids Hope USA mentors, and many demonstrated improvements in attitude, behavior and academic performance.


Will YOU be the One to Change a Child's Life?


For more information on Kids Hope USA, contact Mercedes Hall our Kids Hope USA director at or calling the church office at 812-446-2214.