Kids Hope: December 2017

I would like to introduce to you our Kids Hope “Family” for the 2017/2018 school year. The following people will be mentoring at the school 1 day a week and building a relationship that truly makes difference in their child’s…

Kids Hope Needs YOU!

The Kids Hope School Year Program is fast approaching and I am asking you to consider signing up to be a Kids Hope Mentor or other helper. Our church currently has 15 mentors but with a goal of 20 mentors…

Kids Hope: June/July 2017

For many years I sat in our church in Glen Ellyn, IL, listening to my fellow parishioners talk about their work with disadvantaged children. Their stories tugged at my heart and I always thought to myself – that’s something I…

Kids Hope: May 2017

The month of May brings with it a bit of sadness and nostalgia as this will be the last month that Barb Joldersma will be the co-director of Hope Church’s Kids Hope Program. I thought it would be a good…

Kids Hope: April

Our program year is nearing its conclusion. Students at Vanderbilt Charter Academy begin their Spring Break on March 31 and will not be returning to school until April 10. Even though we plan to mentor through May 26 this year…

Kids Hope: March 2017

I LOVE KIDS HOPE! That is the first thing that came to mind when I sat down to write this newsletter. Maybe it’s because it’s Valentines week or maybe it’s because I have read so many positive Kids Hope Progress…

Kids Hope: February 2017

Last month, we expressed our thanks and appreciation to all of our currently active mentors. Now we wish to recognize the prayer partners and substitute mentors without whose support, our mentors would not be able to make the impact they…

Kids Hope

Kids Hope ended the 2016 year with our first ever Fun Activity Day at Third Reformed Church. This event was planned to enhance the relationship between mentors and their child in a more relaxed and fun atmosphere. Building relationships is…