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Where there is trust, there is confidence!

By a Kids Hope USA Mentor: My little girl is shy. She’s incredibly smart, but meeting new people and trusting others can be a scary experience for her. Our first year of mentoring together, it took months before I received anything more than one-word answers and downturned eyes.  However, by the time we came back […]

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When The Church Notices Children

When The Church Notices Children

Across this amazing country, a unique opportunity raises its hand and waves it back and forth in an effort to capture churches’ notice. In Auora, Illinois, a principal and pastor met to discuss a potential partnership. The principal invited a third grade teacher to listen to the idea. When asked for her thoughts she said, […]

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3 Ingredients for Success

3 Ingredients for Success

Essential elements for life, work, and leadership. David Staal and Scott Staal Addressing questions is an important function for any leader. Often, this remains rather routine. On occasion, though, a question requires more than passing thought. Consider how would you answer this question: What are three fresh, practical pieces of advice for someone who wants […]

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A big graduation day for a great fifth grader

A big graduation day for a great fifth grader

Aiden came to school on Kids Hope USA graduation day with two backpacks. The extra backpack was a bright pink, which he quickly pointed out was not his. It was his sisters, but it had some important things in it. That day we had our Kids Hope USA end of the year party, during which, Aiden […]

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How much longer until my mentor is here?

How much longer until my mentor is here?

From a teacher in Plymouth, Indiana: “Today is the day!” is how one of my students entered the classroom yesterday. He had been counting down the days until his mentor joined him again at school this fall. Every time he sees Mrs. Jackson, the Kids Hope USA Director at our school, he asks, “How much […]

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