Kids Hope USA was started at Sunrise Church in 2011. We partner with Woodland Elementary School of Lafayette, Indiana. This ministry is comprised of a leadership team to assist the director which enables mentors and their prayer partners to give at-risk children hope.
Purpose: Kids Hope USA builds caring relationships…one child, one hour, one church, one school.
- Children- Because every child matters
- Relationships- Because love is only possible person to person
- Faithfulness- Because if I say I will, I will
- Prayer- Because it is our language of hope
What is KIDS HOPE USA?
H: Helping to meet the emotional, social and academic needs of at-risk children by giving them a one-to-one, Jesus with skin on, relationship with a mentor from our church.
O: Owned by our church. This is our ministry to children and families in our neighborhood.
P: Prayer is the foundation of our work. Each adult-child relationship is wrapped in prayer by a behind-the-scenes prayer partner from our church.
E: Elementary school children are our focus. They need mentoring most because they are at a critical time when values are formed, self-esteem is developed, and academic skills must be acquired.
*To visit the national Kids Hope USA website click here.