Kids Hope - One on One mentoring

Join us as a mentor or prayer partner for at-risk kids at Compton Elementary School in our community

You can change a life – one relationship at a time.

For over two decades, Kids Hope USA has provided a reliable, caring, one-on-one relationship that fills a void in a student’s life and we at McEachern Memorial have been partnering with Compton Elementary School in our neighborhood since 2010 to provide mentors and prayer partners for at-risk kids through the Kids Hope program.

“Serving as a Kids Hope mentor is one of the highlights of my week. What a privilege! My student and I have a great relationship, and not only is he improving in the classroom, but at the age of ten he’s now making career plans!”
– Rev. Dave Hinson, Lead Pastor, Kids Hope mentor

You can help by becoming a…


• Have a heart for a child
• Available 1 hour each week during the school year
• Church member in good standing
• Age 16 or older
• Believe in your child

Training Provided
All mentors are fully trained to develop a successful mentoring relationship. Equally important, the Kids Hope USA Directors will always be available to advise and assist all mentors.

Time Commitment
• Be faithful – one hour each week during the school year.
• Mentor visits the student during the school hours of the day (7:30am – 2:30pm)

Prayer Partner

• Believe that prayer has the power to change things
• Be faithful

• Make a commitment to faithfully pray for a Kids Hope USA mentor and the child that he/she is assigned
• Contact the mentor on a regular basis to get a progress report on the child

Time Commitment
Prayer is the foundation of all we do, so we ask that you pray for your mentor and child on the day that mentoring happens as well as other times throughout the week.

“I thought I would only be helping my mentee, but this program has benefited me also.”

– Denise Wells, Kids Hope mentor

What’s it like to be a mentor …

(1) Richard and Danny talk about being a mentor and mentee (3:14)

(2) Aaron, Fran and Victoria talk about what it’s like to be a mentor (3:18)

(3) Principal Kimberly Benavides and librarian Dr. Beth Enochs talk about Kids Hope at their school (3:06)

(4) Volunteers telling about the difference mentoring had on them and the kids they worked with. (3:08)

(5) One simple thing will make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult. (0:29)

(6) A guidance counselor, mentor and prayer partner define: What is Kids Hope. (2:42)

(7) Allen, Jeff, Donna, Ray talk about what it’s like to be a mentor. (3:52)

(8) An inspiring story of a mentor and her mentee and how they connect. (4:03)

(9) The Kids Hope story with several mentor and mentee stories. (3:37)

(10) Kids Hope recruiting video with interviews from school counselors, principal and lots of shots of mentors with mentees. (2:13)

(11) Fielder Church mentors and school counselors and principal talk about the impact of Kids Hope. (2:03)

(12) Interviews from mentees, mentors, and others. (2:55)

(13) Assistant Principal tells us how Kids Hope is making a big difference, plus a great mentor and mentee interview. (2:19)

What a great idea – go hang out with a kid for an hour a week and simply by doing so make a big difference in their life and your own as well! Imagine what our world would look like if every kid had a mentor!

– James White Kids Hope mentor

(14) 96 Year Old Woman is “Coolest” Kids Hope USA Mentor. (2:10)

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“Mentoring is a very rewarding way to spend your time. To see a child grow, mature, and blossom is such a blessing not only for the child, but for the mentor as well! The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is so true! Mentoring allows you to be a part of that village and make a real difference in a child’s life!! Together we can change the lives of so many children!!”
Gail Coelho Lust – Kids Hope mentor

Take the next step …

For more information please contact Denise Wells at

“I like best that I can develop a one-on-one relationship with just one child. My mentee feels special and knows that I really care about him. I really like that we don’t have to work on academics the whole time. If the teacher wants me to work on certain things we can but often we just do puzzles, play games, read books and talk together. I feel like I’m not a tutor but definitely a mentor in all areas not just academics.”

Mary June Brown- Kids Hope mentor