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KIDS HOPE USA - SCHOOL MENTOR OVERVIEW

Perimeter Church, along with several other UNITE! churches, partners with local schools to reach a shared goal that every Atlanta area child would graduate from high school. Establishing relationships with public schools provides an abundance of ways for us to serve, positively influence and bless children and their families. The needs are great, and schools want our help!  

 

Perimeter’s current school partners include six elementary schools and one middle school within our 10-City Extend Our Reach Impact region. Our leaders have been trained by a national organization, Kids Hope USA, and in turn train and provide ongoing support and encouragement to volunteer mentors. Each trained mentor engages in a one-on-one relationship with a child at their neighboring school.  


WHERE ARE OUR PARTNERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS LOCATED?
  • Alpharetta: Creek View Elementary  and  Manning Oaks Elementary Schools
  • Berkeley Lake: Berkeley Lake Elementary School
  • Duluth: Chattahoochee Elementary School
  • Johns Creek: Medlock Bridge Elementary School
  • Peachtree Corners: Peachtree Elementary School

NO PARTNERING SCHOOL NEAR YOU? Please contact Tammy Lopez at tammyl@perimeter.org to learn how you can start a mentoring program at the elementary school where you live.  


WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT?

Sharing an hour each week befriending a child, becoming his/her cheerleader, and demonstrating the love of Jesus is an invaluable investment of your time.  The love, encouragement and care that you can give may very well be the difference between failure and success!


Find Out More

Register for one of our upcoming training sessions by clicking on the dates below:

Mentor Training
Equipping Workshop

 

OR  Contact Mary Lou Heaner at marylouh@perimeter.org


  • Berkley Lake Elementary School
     

    Berkeley Lake Elementary School just completed its 35th year within the Duluth Cluster of schools. Classified as Title 1, BLES serves a diverse population of students and their families from communities in and around the City of Berkeley Lake. The Kids Hope program completed this year with 16 mentors, but there continues to be a waiting list of students needing another loving, caring adult in their lives. The faculty and staff of BLES are great to work alongside and so complimentary of the positive impact made on the lives of their students through this ministry. Please contact Mary Lou Heaner if you have questions or are interested in serving at Berkeley Lake - marylouh@perimeter.org.

  • Chattahoochee Elementary School
     

    Chattahoochee Elementary School, located off Albion Farm Road in Duluth, has grown since its 1989 opening to serve nearly 1400 students. Principal Jeff Lee, his faculty and staff are expressly appreciative of the positive impact our first dozen mentors have been having on their students and look forward to another great year through this Perimeter partnership. They believe that every student at Chattahoochee would benefit from a mentor! If you would like to be a part of this great ministry at Chattahoochee Elementary School please contact Eva Orazi at evaorazi@gmail.com.

  • Creek View Elementary School
     

    Located off of Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, Creek View Elementary School sings praises for our mentor team and the  relationships that have aided in notable improvement within the areas of student academic and social/emotional progress this year. If you would like to become a part of this impactful ministry as we serve together for our fourth year at Creek View, please contact Gary Schubert at garyschubert@comcast.net.  

     

  • Manning Oaks Elementary School
     

    Manning Oaks Elementary School is a charter school located in Alpharetta, on Cumming Street. Principal Jennifer Rosenthall, familiar with the Kids Hope mentoring program at Creek View Elementary, reached out to our Perimeter director, Gary Schubert, to inquire about forming a team of mentors for at risk students attending Manning Oaks. Consequently, our newest mentoring program will launch this fall! If you would like to be a part of this inaugural year at Manning Oaks, please contact Gary at garyschubert@comcast.net.  

  • Medlock Bridge Elementary School
     

    Designated as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2014, Medlock Bridge Elementary School is our closest Kids Hope mentoring program, located within the Medlock Bridge Subdivision in Johns Creek. Principal Matthew Vance is keenly aware of the positive impact made by our mentors in his school and would like to see many more mentors develop relationships with his students. If you have questions or would like to find out how you can become a part of this ministry, please contact Carla Sullivan (carmars@aol.com) OR Martha Griffin (Martha.m.griffin80@gmail.com).

  • Peachtree Elementary School
     

    Located in Peachtree Corners, Peachtree Elementary School was our very first Kids Hope USA partnership. In recent years, we have partnered with Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church located a stone’s throw from the school. Together, mentors have positively impacted the lives of many children creating an exemplary, sustaining presence in that school and in the Norcross/Peachtree Corners area. The need for more mentors continues to grow, so if you would like to make a real difference in the life of an at-risk child by spending an hour each week cheering him/her on to do well in school, please contact Mary Lou Heaner - marylouh@perimeter.org.   


More Information

Contact Mary Lou Heaner at Marylouh@perimeter.org for more information.