Kids Hope Aus

Every week there are about a dozen people from our church who spend time mentoring children at
Charles Conder Primary School, through a program called Kids Hope Aus.

One mentor + one child = one bright future!

impact

Kids Hope Aus is Australia’s largest early intervention, school-based mentoring program. It has been impacting the lives of children in Australian schools since 2004. Over that time thousands of disadvantaged children have been matched with mentors in primary schools.

care

Caring relationships with mentors have a significant impact on children because they help to meet their emotional and social development needs and enhance their capacity to learn. Kids Hope Aus mentored children consistently show increased self-esteem, confidence and resilience.

“Being involved as a Kids Hope Aus mentor has without a doubt been one of the more rewarding experiences of my life. I have watched my young man (now 8 years old) blossom and develop, and the relationship we have is strong and sure. There have been a few days that are not as good as others when things are a bit rough for him but that’s to be expected. He asked me last week if I would promise to always come each week until he started high school! I assured him that I would do everything within my power to make that happen.”
— - Jan Meyer, Kids Hope Aus mentor since April 2016.