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Through Kids Hope USA, Willow South Lake partners with Twain Elementary School to provide mentor relationships to students.

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Kids Hope USA

Volunteers Needed:

Through Kids Hope USA, Willow South Lake partners with Twain Elementary School to provide mentor relationships to students. Mentors meet with students one-on-one every week during the school year. If you are interested in learning more about the mentoring program and getting involved, please contact Doug Sokolowski.

Keep reading to learn more about Kids Hope USA.


Kids Hope USA builds life-changing relationships one at a time: One Child. One Hour. One School. One Church.


Over two decades ago, Dr. Virgil Gulker researched a question that led to Kids Hope USA’s launch: How can churches have the greatest impact on America’s at-risk children?

After gathering input from sociologists, law enforcement, health professionals, educators, and child development experts, one response appeared on the top of everyone’s lists: Fill the relational voids in kids’ lives. In other words, send people to personally meet with students who need reliable, caring adult relationships. And start with children in the earliest grades. That was the clear answer in 1995. It’s still the answer today.


The most abundant resource in every church is the capacity for its members to share love. Person to person. With no agenda. And no expectations. Just show up.

Giving individual attention to students at school grows harder every year. Larger class sizes and smaller budgets means fewer adults to connect with more kids.

The obvious solution: Send the adults where they’re needed and can make an immediate difference—into schools. Welcome to Kids Hope USA.

Learn more:

Family Serving Opportunity (Ages 5+): Feed My Starving Children

July 22, 2021

Serve and connect with others in our SL community as we partner with Feed my Starving Children!

Register here!


Ride for A Safe Place

August 21, 2021

Fundraise and create awareness for "A Safe Place" through a motorcycle ride! Join us for a scenic/country ride through Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin for a great cause. We will start at WSL, make a quick stop at Woodstock Harley Davidson for a break, and then proceed to our final destination at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois (The ride will conclude at A Safe Place). View the event and invite flyer here.

Please make certain you have a full tank of gas as there are no planned gas stops!

Register here!


Other ways to serve:

Serve at Willow South Lake
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