The Kids Hope USA concept is simple: one child, one hour, one school, one church, one mentor, one prayer partner. So far, four adult Mentors from our church have volunteered to visit the school to meet with their respective Mentees for one hour each week while school is in session. Each pair is supported by a volunteer Prayer Partner who prays every week for the student, the Mentor, and the relationship.
There are more students at Pleasant Lane who have been identified as likely to benefit from having a Kids Hope USA Mentor, so there is always a need for Mentors, as well as Prayer Partners for each new Mentor-Student pair. The Mentor-Mentee relationship can begin any time during the school year; it is not too late to volunteer for this ministry! Many more children are waiting to have a relationship with someone who will know their name, be a consistent presence, and let them know they matter!
There is also a current need for Substitute Mentors, who serve as backups should a Mentor be unavailable to meet the student at the appointed hour.
To volunteer or for further information, please see Denise at church or contact her at Witness@FirstMethodistLombard.org.
Please include our Kids Hope USA students and volunteers in your prayers. Blessings!
Denise Karhoff King
Kids Hope USA Program Director