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Kids Hope


Kids Hope USA is a national child mentoring program that partners churches with local elementary schools to provide mentors to students in need. First United Methodist Church has been a partner with Beadle Elementary in Yankton for the past nine years. Mentors from the congregation go to the school and mentor students they have been matched with for one hour each week.

During that hour, mentors play games, read, help with homework and build lasting relationships – one on one. One church, one school, one child, one hour!

If you have questions about our Kids Hope ministry or would like to information about how to become a mentor, please contact the church office or our Kids Hope coordinator, Julie Moderegger at 605-660-9733.

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Josh Shipp

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