Kids Hope Mentors Back-to-School Meeting
- Kids Hope Mentors Back-to-School Meeting
- August 8, 2017 5:00 pm
- August 8, 2017 6:00 pm
- Jeffers Conference Room
Communicating the love of Christ to young children can take many forms, and there are many ways your time and talents can make a difference. The Kids Hope program, a one-on-one mentoring program pairing parishioners with elementary-aged children, is expanding this fall at Christ Church Cathedral, and there are lots of new opportunities for members to get involved. Join the Kids Hope Community today!
The Kids Hope program, a one-on-one mentoring program pairing parishioners with elementary-aged children, is expanding this fall at Christ Church Cathedral, and there are lots of new opportunities for members to get involved.
Because the Rusk School is transitioning from elementary to middle school, our Cathedral Kids Hope mentors will begin to meet with Pre-K to 2nd grade students this fall at Bruce Elementary, a school just northeast of the Cathedral at 510 Jensen Drive. We will continue current mentoring relationships with returning Rusk students, but new mentors will be matched with youngsters from Bruce. Bruce expects to identify a dozen or more children who need a mentor in our first year. Cathedral Kids Hope needs new mentor volunteers and prayer partners.
Along with a new Kids Hope mentoring program for Bruce Elementary students, Cathedral Kids Hope is collaborating with the United Way to offer Reading Together training to interested Kids Hope mentors and new Cathedral volunteers. Reading Together offers volunteers an opportunity to become reading buddies to 2nd graders who are reading below grade level, using weekly agendas and activities provided by the United Way. Mentors commit by semester to Reading Together. Incorporation of this program into the Cathedral’s mentoring efforts expands volunteer opportunities in the Cathedral Kids Hope Community. Reading Together is a great fit for volunteers who want a simplified focus, additional structure, and reduced time commitment.
In addition to these opportunities to support and nurture a child one-on-one through our mentoring and reading programs, there is also an opportunity to contribute to the support of the students at Bruce Elementary through the Kids Hope September School Uniform Drive. New and gently used uniform shirts, shorts, skirts, and pants in all children’s sizes will be gathered during the month of September and delivered to the school to be provided to needy students.
Communicating the love of Christ to young children can take many forms, and there are many ways your time and talents can make a difference. Join the Kids Hope Community today! Contact Jennifer Sickman, Director at KidsHope@ChristChurchCathedral.org for more information; stop by our Rally Day table for a chat with current mentors; or join us at our Back to School Mentors meeting on Tuesday, August 8, at 5 p.m. in Jeffers Conference Room.