Kids Hope

Kids Hope Aus is Australia's largest early-intervention, school-based mentoring program, bringing together volunteer mentors from a local church with vulnerable children from the local primary school.

"One Church - One School - One Mentor - One Child - One Hour per week"

Waverley Baptist Church partners with Jells Park Primary School, with numerous volunteer mentors each meet weekly for an hour to build a positive mentoring relationship with a child who has an academic, social or emotional need, thereby enhancing their capacity to learn. This program is ‘non-religious’ and volunteers respect clear boundaries and guidelines in this area.

The Kids Hope program has been successful in assisting children who are struggling, and has had the added advantage of enabling our church to build bridges of friendship with people in our local community:

Mentor training and resources are provided, and no special qualification is required other than a love for children and a desire to help. Your Kids Hope hour may be negotiated with the child’s teacher to suit your availability.