one child, one hour, one church, one school

Kids Hope USA was founded and is based in Zeeland, Michigan,          and is an organization that gives participating churches and their members an opportunity to model the love of Jesus Christ to local elementary students.  Our FRC trained and screened Kids Hope mentors meet faithfully each week with their individual student throughout the school year at Central Grade School here in Traverse City.


During this meeting time stories may be read, games played, and school assignments completed while at the same time a special friendship is being formed.  Faithful caring helps the child build self-esteem and has been shown to improve academic performance.  Additionally, behind every mentor / student relationship there is a faithful prayer partner supporting both individuals in prayer.


Faith Reformed Church has partnered with Kids Hope USA                    and Central Grade School for over fifteen years.  Adult                           mentors are always in demand and are welcomed.  For more information or to become a Kids Hope mentor, please contact:


Heather Smith

Kids Hope Director

Phone:  231.947-7082

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