How KHUSA Works

KIDS HOPE USA is the catalyst for an expanding network of church/school partnerships. These partnerships take on the enormous challenge of kids at risk—One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School at a time—through one-on-one mentoring relationships.

One Child

An at-risk public elementary school child who needs a relationship with a caring adult.

There is a desperate need among America’s at-risk children to be the “one-and-only” in the life of a caring adult. This need for love can only be met one child at a time. You can do something real, and be that one caring adult. So when your KIDS HOPE USA child asks, “How many other children do you see at my school?” you can say, “I’m here, just for you.” When kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow and succeed.

One Hour

Sixty critical minutes each week when a trained mentor befriends a child and helps him or her acquire basic academic skills.

How much is an hour worth? One educator seems to think an hour is worth a lot. “Given the choice between $100,000 for instructional material or the love of KIDS HOPE USA mentors,” she says, “I would choose the love.” One hour a week, every week, is the most important hour many of these kids have. One hour of one-on-one attention, just for them.

One Church

Takes ownership of a program with its neighborhood school and provides a trained mentor and a behind-the-scenes prayer partner for each child.

Many church members today have a deep longing to do something real, to make a real difference. KIDS HOPE USA gives churches the tools they need to tap into this energy and create a meaningful, sustainable partnership with a school in their community. KIDS HOPE USA church/school partnerships offer churches and their members the opportunity to put their faith into action.

One School

Welcomes this proven intervention to increase the academic skills of at-risk children, while incurring no additional expense.

Our schools need help. Too many of their children face a world full of problems they didn’t create, and can do nothing about. Principals and teachers recognize KIDS HOPE USA mentors as an effective, proven intervention in the lives of their at-risk kids. They know how the one-on-one relationships fostered by a KIDS HOPE USA program restore self-confidence and personal security, and encourage academic excellence in their school.


Susie Newett