Serve together

Take part in our annual Big Day of Serving on Saturday, May 22. Help beautify Rockford and impact our city with the love of Jesus. You can serve alongside family, friends, your life group, coworkers, whomever you like.

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Kids Hope USA

Connecting One-on-One with Students

One simple thing can make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: one-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult.

First Free Kids partners with Kids Hope USA at Whitehead Elementary School in Rockford. Adults from First Free are paired with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships.

Mentors spend one hour a week reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed.

Kids Hope USA provides training and ongoing support from program directors, school staff and prayer partners. Learn more by visiting the KHUSA website.

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