A Collaboration Built on Faith and Expertise
In 2011, KIDS HOPE USA and Big Brothers Big Sisters came to the agreement that they could serve more children, more effectively, working together than they could apart. This momentous step set the stage for collaborative impact unlike anything ever undertaken by the two institutions.
The Big Hope Network
Together, Big Brothers Big Sisters and KIDS HOPE USA have formed the Big Hope Network, a program designed to combine the best of both organizations into one, cohesive model specifically designed for the church. Indivuals are trained, matched and supervised in ongoing, one-on-one relationships with at-risk children at Webb Elementary. Church members will be trained to use a weekly hour visit to build a relationship focused on the emotional and social needs that can seriously limit the ability of at-risk children to learn.
Below are the ways you can volunteer with Big Hope.
- Mentor - visit a child one hour a week at school.
- Prayer Partner - be the person who upholds the child, the menot and the relationship in life changing prayer.
- Substitute Mentor - be available to stand in for a mentor who must miss a session.
Big Hope at FUMC of Arlington
To volunteer with Big Hope or if you have any questions, please contact Tolli Macalik, Big Hope director at FUMC of Arlington, at 817-274-2571.