One school. One child. One hour.
Woodridge Baptist Church is proud to launch our second year program of mentoring children at Hidden Hollow Elementary School. On Wednesday, September 7, they kicked off our program by providing Hidden Hollow teachers and administrators at the school with gift bags.
The program known as Kids Hope USA began from an initiative from Humble ISD aimed at creating community partnerships between schools and churches who want to “adopt” them. “Our students and teachers really appreciate everything Kids Hope offers to our school,” said Retta Bleiberg, counselor at Hidden Hollow. This year, Woodridge will provide 13 volunteers who will work one-on-one with the same child all year, as well as, 13 prayer partners who pray for a specific volunteer and child throughout the year.
“Our hope is to use the greatest resource of our church, caring volunteers, to meet the greatest need of our schools, reaching at-risk youth,” said Joshua Hill, Kids Hope Director at Woodridge Baptist Church.
Kids Hope USA is a nation-wide mentoring organization that helps churches create one-on-one mentoring relationships between adult church members, willing to give a little time and a lot of love, with elementary school children in their community, following their motto, “One school. One child. One hour.”