CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME.
To bring kindness to lonely children in Hawai'i's public elementary schools by connecting them with caring adults.
"WHAT HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT
ON A YOUNG PERSON'S LIFE?
The answer I discovered was simple and profound. Everything I read pointed to the presence of a caring adult as the most important protective factor in the life of a young person. There are many other relevant factors, including high self-efficacy, self-awareness, school attendance, positive peer relationships, and opportunities to belong. Overwhelmingly, however, research suggested that a relationship with a caring adult is primary."
-Lou Bergholz, Vital Connections
HOW DO WE DO IT?
One mentor. One kid. One hour. Once a week.
"I have been a Common Grace mentor for the past 10 years...the results are improved student performance, strengthened core values, and a life changing experience for both the mentor and student."
Bub W., Common Grace mentor
No religious instruction or behavior will be conducted during on-campus meetings between mentors and mentees