Public Schools Outreach 2018-09-17T15:21:47+00:00

Public Schools Outreach

Imagine your congregation as the go-to resource when your local public school has a need, runs into a crisis, and tries to navigate student’s ongoing needs with limited resources.

We collaborate with your church to conduct comprehensive school-based mentoring program for public schools that builds relationships with students in the context of friendship, pro-social development and academic achievement. Many volunteers serve one hour per week and must commit for at least one year.

School-based mentoring objectives:

  1. To place caring, competent, and consistent adults as mentors in public schools.
  2. To have mentees demonstrate an increase in pro-social skills or competencies that protect them from a wide range of risk-taking behaviors that lead to substance use/abuse; violence/ and unplanned pregnancy.
  3. To have mentees demonstrate and increase in reading, math, and/or writing and a stronger commitment to school; consequently, reducing academic failure and school drop-out.

School-based mentoring takes place at the school either during school hours or immediately after (assistance with tutoring or after school activities) The purpose of the program is to target students at risk of leaving school early to those who are socially isolated or failing to achieve their potential.

Volunteers initiate lifelong impact in the lives of students by being a supporting adult with a consistent presence. Orientation, screening, and training is required. Volunteer mentors are supported weekly with ongoing connection to Hope Collaborative staff.

Public Schools Outreach – For more information/ volunteer:

Denise Anthony

List of Events:

Mentor Informational Meetings- Provides an overview of the mentor program, who should mentor and the process to getting started.

To attend an Informational Meeting or find out how your church or organization can host one, email


Denise Anthony

Denise has always had a passion for working with young adults. That passion turned into ministry after working as the In-School Program Coordinator with the Adopt-A-School Initiative in Dallas, TX.
Now as the Director of Public Schools, Denise is determined more than ever to see at-risk youth impacted by the power of mentoring.

Jeff Dye
In-School Program Coordinator/Oldham County

Jeff loves helping folks find their place of service, equipping them as they develop relationships with others. In his role, he has the privilege of connecting mentors, students, and schools, supporting them on a common journey toward growth and flourishing.

Rhonda Perkins
Administrative Assistant

Rhonda feels so blessed to be working with a non-profit organization that is helping young people in our community.  By using her administrative skills, she feels she is part of this important endeavor that is giving hope to our youth.  She is excited to see where God is going to take this ministry.

Volunteer form:

Connect with us

We would love to share more with you about the work we are doing and invite you into this amazing work. Please use the two links below to contact us or if you are ready to join, you can donate as well.