Kids Hope USA

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Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA Logo.jpg
Type Educational organization
Tax ID No. 38-3624308
Founded October 1993 (1993-10)[1]
Coordinates 42°48′33″N 86°01′23″W / 42.809129°N 86.0231209°W / 42.809129; -86.0231209Coordinates: 42°48′33″N 86°01′23″W / 42.809129°N 86.0231209°W / 42.809129; -86.0231209
Key people President David Staal
Area served United States
Focus(es) Education, mentorship, at-risk students
Revenue $2.08 Million[2]
Volunteers 24,070[3]
Employees c.800
Motto One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School

Kids Hope USA is a national, non-profit organization which facilitates mentoring relationships with at-risk children through a church-school partnership. It has over 800 church-school partnerships in 33 states.


Kids Hope USA was founded in 1993. It launched a pilot program in three locations in Michigan in November 1995.For a more detailed history, go to:

Separation of Church and State[edit]

There has been some debate and investigation over the legality of a faith-based organization working alongside publicly funded schools. Due to law regarding the separation of church and state, mentors are strictly prohibited from evangelizing to students or their parents. Parents are able to opt-in to allow their students to receive invitation to events or activities which are religious in nature.[4]


  1. ^ "Kids Hope USA History". Kids Hope USA. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kids Hope Usa Inc - Zeeland, Michigan". FindTheBest., Inc. 
  3. ^ "KHUSA 2011 Annual Report". Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Report to the Ohio General Assembly From the Correctional Faith-Based Initiatives Task Force

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