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Your support will be used with integrity.

Our board and staff are committed to financial transparency and accountability so that every dollar donated is used responsibly.

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Your support will make a measurable difference.

We will send you regular reports, stories, and updates on the measurable impact your donation is having in the lives of children.

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You will become part of the MentorKids USA family.

You are invited to join a site tour, volunteer, and participate in events so you can see, first-hand, how your support is changing lives.

Julia – Making a Difference

“Joceline is an incredibly resilient young lady,” says Julia. She speaks with pride of her young mentee, both of her steadfastness and her faith.

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When Julia first met Joceline, she was volunteering as a music teacher at Palomino Promise Neighborhood. Joceline was a quiet, shy student, who shared little about her background. One of seven children whose parents were incarcerated for selling drugs when she was 6, she moved in with her grandmother. Her childhood was filled with challenges no little girl should have to face.

One day, Nora from MentorKids asked her grandma if Joceline would be interested in volunteering to help the younger students in the after-school program, and against her wishes, Joceline went. Gradually, she began to see the joy and excitement the elementary kids had in their music class led by Julia. Curious, she explored and then began a relationship with Christ.

She also began a relationship with a boy she liked, and became pregnant.

But then Julia stepped in to be a one-on-one mentor with Joceline. She convinced her to stay in school, and encouraged her when she began juggling classes and working five days a week to support herself and her infant daughter, Jennalynn.

“Joceline is an incredibly resilient young lady,” says Julia. She speaks with pride of her young mentee, both of her steadfastness and her faith.

In May 2018, Joceline graduated from high school, and is now enrolled to become a medical assistant, all while working full-time as an aide at a retirement community.

“She has worked unbelievably hard to graduate,” says Julia, “even though it would have been much easier to quit.”

Julia has made a difference in Joceline’s life, but she has been touched, as well. “Joceline is such as inspiration,” says Julia. “She has changed my life.”

Adriana – Fulfilling Her Life Dream

“Without MentorKids, I wouldn’t have known how to even start. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to save lives. I also want to be a role model for my brothers and sisters.”

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Adriana is the oldest of six children, and no one in her family has ever graduated from high school. As a young girl, her dream was to become a trauma surgeon, but that goal seemed to be out of reach.

Until now.

As a participant in the MentorKids iLEAD program at our South Phoenix Promise Neighborhood, she is finding the encouragement and support she needs. Not only is Adriana graduating, but with the help of the program she has researched colleges, learned about the application process and visited campuses, before setting her sights on Grand Canyon University.

“Without MentorKids, I wouldn’t have known how to even start. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to save lives. I also want to be a role model for my brothers and sisters.”

You all have played a part in this amazing young woman’s story. From the donors, who make the program possible, to the staff who are training her to be a leader; to the volunteers who faithfully support MentorKids.

Now it’s Adriana’s turn. Thanks to your support, she wants to give back.  She has a future and a hope.

Brandon – Young Leader & Teacher

“God is like a rock because a rock is unbreakable and God is strong. God is unbreakable like this rock.”

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Palomino Promise Neighborhood Head Coach Caleb was leading a study on Psalm 18:2, The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. As a visual aid, he brought in stones for the kids to paint.

Little Dulce listened to the lesson, then raised a hand, held up her rock and asked, “So this is God? God is a rock?”

Caleb tried to explain that the rock is a metaphor symbolizing the character and strength of God. Then her classmate Brandon, spoke up.

Without even hesitating or looking up from the rock he was holding, he said “God is like a rock because a rock is unbreakable and God is strong. God is unbreakable like this rock.” Then he looked up at her with an inquisitive look in his gentle eyes to see if she understood.

Brandon is already learning to use his gifts to help others. We’re grateful to all those who through their support of MentorKids are helping students like Brandon become leaders in the world around them.

Why MentorKids USA?

At MentorKids USA we know that you want to help youth reach their God-given potential. In order to do that, you need an opportunity to donate your time, money or resources in a way that will have an impact.

The problem is, you’re not sure your efforts will move the needle. This can make you feel let down and disappointed. Even worse, after donating your support, sometimes the only communication you receive from an organization is a solicitation for more donations.

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We believe you should be able to make an impact on the success of a child and you should feel appreciated for your contribution to making a difference.

We understand that you want the reassurance that you are making a positive contribution to a child’s world which is why at MentorKids USA, we allow you to connect with the children you are helping though promise tours and events. We keep you included by sharing individual success stories and statistics to show you first-hand how your valuable support is making a difference.

Here’s our promise to you:

1. We promise that your support will be used wisely with the intention of providing a future and a hope for the youth in our program.

2. We promise that you will have the opportunity to see the program in action so that you can personally interact with the kids you are helping if you desire.

3. We promise that as a member of the MentorKids USA family, you will have a personal connection with our organization and will receive ongoing communication about the impact your support is making.

So, click the button to support the kids today. Instead of being unsure about whether your support is making a difference, be confident that your donation is making a positive impact on the success of a child with MentorKids USA.

Don’t Let Another Child Slip Through the Cracks

Donating your time, money and effort to an organization or event is a heartfelt gift. But, what are you risking if you choose to wait? What if you decide not to donate to MentorKids USA?

Every day, the repercussions of these decisions affect not only the kids whose dreams and goals are unrealized, but also the communities in which they live.

You can make an incredible impact on a child’s life. We will show you how much that means to the kids and the communities they live in.

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