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A Kids Hope USA mentor’s reflections on local gun violence – and what mentor’s can do about it.

A Kids Hope USA mentor’s reflections on local gun violence – and what mentor’s can do about it.

By Kids Hope USA Mentor and Director, Criston Hinton Bishop Yesterday morning the early local news blared from the kitchen TV as I hustled to make breakfast for my kids. As the reporter mentioned a late-night shooting in Knoxville, my ten-year-old son was the first to recognize the neighborhood shown on-screen as the community my […]

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3 Frequently Asked Questions from Mentors:

3 Frequently Asked Questions from Mentors:

1) What do I do when my student is being dishonest with me? Dr. Emilie, our partnering Child Psychologist, asks that you take care to remember that often times lying comes from a place of fear. Building a sense of security and safety within your hour can greatly help this issue. Kids Hope USA encourages […]

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One-on-One – Reaching a Milestone and National Mentoring Month

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A third graders note to her school secretary:

A third graders note to her school secretary:

  A note from a third grader to her school secretary – who graciously passed the note on to the school’s Kids Hope USA program director.   The note reads: “Dear Mrs. Maxheimer, Do you know how to get a mentor? Because when people are bullying, it’s hard to stay on track in school. I […]

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A sweatshirt with a football player on it…

A sweatshirt with a football player on it…

The following story is from a program director in Illinois. Keep the tissue handy, and thank you to the mentors, prayer partners and directors who give hope and joy to children like this little boy: “My little guy (mentee) is homeless.  He came to school one day in sour, milk soaked clothing. The teacher had […]

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