Beyond our Doors
Kid's Hope USA
Since 2008, Holy Cross has partnered with our local elementary school, Coolidge Elementary and Kid's Hope USA to make a difference in the lives of "at risk" youth in our community.
Here is how Kid's Hope describes their mission:
KHUSA offers churches and schools a proven, award-winning model to meet the emotional, social and academic needs of children. KHUSA programs create one-on-one mentoring relationships between adult church members, willing to give a little time and a lot of love, and at-risk elementary schoolchildren in their community who desperately need loving, caring adults in their lives. Utilizing the existing structures of churches and elementary schools as the framework for these programs, KIDS HOPE USA creates successful, sustainable and life-changing church-school partnerships.
In this One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School model, each participating church partners with a single school, and each KHUSA church-sponsored mentor spends one hour each week with their “one-and-only child” at the school.