WE ARE RECRUITING NEW MENTORS AND PRAYER PARTNERS FOR 2016-2017
Kids Hope USA is a national church-based mentoring program that was launched at St. Ignatius in October 2015. Through this ministry, we provide one-on-one mentoring to at-risk students at nearby Kaiser Elementary School.
The Kids Hope USA One Model
An at-risk public elementary school child who needs a relationship with a caring adult.
Sixty critical minutes each week when a trained mentor befriends a child and helps him or her acquire basic academic skills.
Takes ownership of a program with its neighborhood school and provides a trained mentor and a behind-the-scenes prayer partner for each child.
Welcomes this proven intervention to increase the academic skills of at-risk children, while incurring no additional expense.
The One Model is one child, one hour, one church, one school.
Why is Kids Hope so important?
Kids Hope USA touches children's hearts through mentoring. The chance for caring adults to provide students with one-on-one attention at school is priceless. On a national level, students who met with a Kids Hope USA mentor for just one year showed:
◦ 65% improved in educational success.
◦ 79% improved in socio/emotional competency.
◦ 56% improved in attitude toward risky behavior.
The St. Ignatius Partnership with Kaiser Elementary
Kaiser, located within Klein ISD, is home to over 700 students in grades K-5, and is only a few short miles from our parish. Thanks to the love and generosity of our parishioners, a relationship with Kaiser Elementary began three years ago when we collected school supplies for teachers. These teachers typically spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each year to help their students who are unable to afford them. We just completed our 3rd School Supply Drive in August 2016 and we were able to provide every teacher with personalized bags of school supplies for their classroom. Teachers and staff were overwhelmed by the generosity of our church members and through tears of joy, they expressed their appreciation and gratitude. In the past, we have also provided goodies for teachers during the national "Teacher Appreciation Week" to recognize the hard work, love and patience they extend to these precious children.
For more information on Kaiser Elementary, go to http://kaiser.kleinisd.net
Joining Kids Hope USA in 2016-2017
ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO SERVE?
We pray that you will consider sharing your time and your heart to become a mentor, prayer partner, special events volunteer or prayer partner coordinator.
If you have questions or would like more information on registration, please contact:
Katie Liardon 713-398-0978 or Celina Cerone 913-205-5940
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me. MK 9:37