Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA is a mentoring/ tutoring program that partners with Townline Elementary School. Hillside recruits members from the church to spend one hour a week mentoring and tutoring young students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. The school staff identifies students who are eligible for a mentor and they are then paired with a person from Hillside. The goal is to provide a loving, nurturing adult to affirm the child in every day life.
Kids Hope USA believes that we need to show each child how much we value and love them and we do that through a faithful relationship with them. We focus on elementary school age children because this is the most critical time for formation of values, self-esteem, and when critical academic skills are acquired.
The reason that Kids Hope USA works is that there is a strong foundation of prayer. A Prayer partner is behind each relationship praying for them. It is our prayer that through this relationship we may be “Jesus” with skin.