Only a quarter of kids raised in a homeless environment graduate from high school, and the Haven House is trying to beat that statistic.
Every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. high school seniors and adults can mentor a child who currently lives at Haven House.
Mentors help the kids with homework and other academic needs for a portion of the two hours and then it transitions into a religious counseling session.
“Whiz Kids” has received a lot of praise from schools in the Olathe area.
The Haven House says it has 22 children and would like all of them to get one-on-one attention.
“The kids are our tomorrow and so we really need to work on the children. It’s so important that they get their education and that they understand there is a support system out there for them,” Haven House operations manager Terri Chilcote said. “And hopefully one day they can be that same support system to somebody else.”
Haven House also has a program called *family advocates* where people will volunteer to help families with their struggles and help get them to places like the store, church and interviews.
If you're interested in becoming a mentor for either program go to Haven House's website.