Back To School

Kids Hope USA
One Mentor. One Child. 
One Hour Per Week.

Do you have a heart to help a child reach his/her God-given potential? We need caring adults to dedicate one hour per week making faithful deposits of encouragement that will make a real difference in the life of a child.

Upcoming Mentor Training

Trainings held at Perimeter

Check back for more dates.

There are many ways to support students as they return to school. We want to see all children reach their God-given potential. Pick an opportunity to volunteer and help them succeed!

  • Back To School Fund

    Funds will be used to meet the unique and critical needs of each school and their students. Many struggling families are not able to provide all that is needed for their students to be prepared for school each day.

    Donate to our Back to School fund below.

  • Be A Kids Hope Mentor

    Kids Hope Mentors bring a faithful, caring presence into the lives of boys and girls who need a "cheerleader" to remind them that they matter, that they are special, and that they can be successful.

    For more information, contact Mary Lou Heaner.

  • Donate School Supplies

    Every child needs basic items to be ready to learn and engage at school. In addition to basic school supplies, some basic need items are also critical to help students be focused and, in the classroom, ready to learn.


Most Needed Items:

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Glue Sticks


  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (boys and girls, all sizes)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant (men's and women's)

When you donate to our back to school fund your donations will be used to meet critical needs at our local schools and will help families send their children back to school with the things they need the most.

Click below to donate to our Back to School Fund.

Serve With Our Nonprofit Partners

Host A Back-to-School Supply or Basic Needs Drive

As children in our cities return to school there will be individual needs at our local schools. We would love to see our neighborhoods reach out to their local schools, find out what those greatest needs are, then host a neighborhood drive. Make sure you invite your neighbors to join you in collecting school supplies or basic need items like socks, shoes, underwear, personal hygiene items, and feminine hygiene products. These are just a few items that most of us provide automatically for our own children. As we build deeper relationships in our community through love and service, we can have deeper conversations about the real needs of our children. Get your kids involved and start collecting these items throughout the summer. Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join you in helping our kids be ready to go back to school. For more information, or to get started, email Sharon Looney.

The needs and challenges faced by the schools and students that we serve have changed quite a bit over the last few years and so must our support. Connect with your City Impact team to see how you can join them in supporting the needs of the schools in your city.

Tutors in the Schools

We are all aware that many students have fallen behind academically due to the pandemic and the disruption that took place to traditional learning. Students in our cities need extra support to get back on track. Although these opportunities are academically focused, these children need a loving adult to help them believe that they can succeed in school.

After School Programs

Peachtree Corners
The Corners Outreach: 
Mommy and Me Program
TUE – THU | 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Volunteers are needed to assist the director with children’s games and activities that will help prepare these little ones for kindergarten.

Peachtree Corners
The Corners Outreach: Teen Mentoring
MON – TUE | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Help us reach out to our teens who deserve love, support, and encouragement as we spend time together each week. Consider being our guest speaker one night, or bringing in a dinner, sponsoring a field trip, or just come and hang out with us.

Rainbow Village: Enrichment Facilitators
MON – FRI | 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Volunteers are needed to help students with enrichment actives outside of regular academics such as music, art, and more.

Peachtree Corners
The Corners Outreach: Homework Club
MON – THU | 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to help elementary students complete daily assignments and build reading and math skills. This is a great opportunity for high school students.

Gwinnett County
Mom in Prayer:
Join a Moms in Prayer Group


What if you could change the world not just for today but for generations to come? We believe that a mom can be the single greatest force for good in the lives of her children and the children around her.

Click below if you would like to find a group near you or might be considering starting a group at your school.

Rainbow Village: Homework Helpers
3427 Duluth Hwy #120

Volunteers are needed to help students in our after-school program complete homework assignments and build reading and math skills.