It has been said that a child will not care to learn until he learns that someone cares about him. With a classroom full of kids needing to learn, how do teachers show they care? At Sarah Milner Elementary---the school right across the street from LifeSpring-- they make a Kids Hope referral.
What makes KHUSA so unique, so successful, is that each mentor-child partnership is supported, behind-the-scenes, by a prayer partner. This person is committed to praying, on a consistent basis, for that relationship. Not only does the child get a new friend, they get a guardian angel, too.
The LifeSpring-Sarah Milner KHUSA partnership started in January 2008 with 15 students and 33 trained volunteers. We now have approximately 70 volunteers walking faithfully beside 30-35 amazing kids. The need is great. The referrals keep coming.
Kids Hope USA is a nationally recognized mentoring program that partners churches with local elementary schools to help children feel loved and valued, so they are better able to learn and succeed. Focusing on academics, creative play, and just having fun, one caring adult mentors one special child for one hour every week. The concept is simple, the results...life-changing.