KIDS HOPE AUS is a life changing program that provides Churches with an opportunity to impact and serve their local community through a partnership with a local Primary School. After comprehensive training, the Church deploys passionate, screened and trained mentors into the school to provide one-to-one mentoring to children in need for one hour per week.
Read what a South Australian Pastor has to say about the impact of KIDS HOPE AUS on his Church.
The Power of ONE
A primary school aged child in need who would benefit from a relationship with a caring adult.
There is a desperate need among our Australian 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 AUS 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.
Sixty critical minutes each week when a trained mentor gets alongside a child and assists them in their social, emotional and academic development.
How much is an hour worth? One educator in the US 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.
A local Church manages, finances and coordinates a KIDS HOPE AUS program in partnership with a local primary school.
Many church members today have a deep longing to do something real and to make a real difference in their local communities. KIDS HOPE AUS 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 AUS church/school partnerships offer churches and their members the opportunity to put their faith into action.
Local primary schools welcome the KIDS HOPE AUS program generously and appreciate the impact it has on their school community and their mentored children.
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 recognise KIDS HOPE AUS mentors as an effective, proven intervention in the lives of their kids in need. They know how the one-to-one relationships fostered by a KIDS HOPE AUS program, restores self-confidence, personal security, and encourages academic excellence in their school.