Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mentors, cousins, and the Dallas Cowboys!

Originally posted October 12, 2010… The Cowboy’s loss could not dampen the spirit of our mentors and their kids. This past Sunday Cade and Bret grabbed their mentee’s Kelvin and Roderick, 6th graders at Pearl C. Anderson, and headed to … Continue reading

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Mentor and mentee off to Aggieland!

Originally published September 29, 2010: A few Saturdays ago I took Keith, my mentee, to the A&M v La. Tech game with my family. Keith was really excited to go. Before the game started there was a big fly over … Continue reading

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A student’s reflection on MLK Day…

Here is a great reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by one of the students that we mentor. Her words, spoken to her mentor, show that she really understands the impact that Dr. King made on our lives, even … Continue reading

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Music Hall at Fair Park 2010

In the first week of May we received an email from the Dallas Summer Musicals, inviting a group of 15 from Champions of Hope to attend at Saturday matinee of Little House on the Prairie, starring Melissa Gilbert. The date … Continue reading

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Crawfish Boil in South Dallas…

On a warm Saturday in May, Champions of Hope mentors were invited to attend a BBQ and Crawfish Boil at the home of some Village Church members who live in South Dallas, near Cornerstone Church. It was a great afternoon … Continue reading

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“Aren’t you going to pray?…”

Originally posted June 2010… We went and saw a movie on a Wednesday night. It was after dark getting him back so I was in a hurry to get him home. It is a little unsettling for me to hang … Continue reading

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“Why does he keep saying I’m not a superstar?”…

Originally posted June 7, 2010- Mentor Jack Drake writes about hanging out with K. They met a few months ago and the relationship is going great. K will be in 6th grade next year in South Dallas. Jack plans to … Continue reading

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Spring Activities… Having fun together

One really important part of Champions of Hope is the fun that we get to have together. About once a month CoH sponsors a group activity for mentors and students to attend. A lot of times, brothers, sisters, cousins and … Continue reading

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Mercy Street: An Inspiration for Champions of Hope

On February 12, 2008, before Champions of Hope existed as an organization, I received this article from a friend. What Mercy Street was doing in West Dallas, needed to be done in South Dallas- Fair Park. Trey Hill has become … Continue reading

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From a Charles Rice teacher…

Encouragement from a Charles Rice teacher: Esther Bell grew up in the Charles Rice school neighborhood and attended school there. She returned after college to teach at Rice for 27 years. Champions of Hope’s pilot program was with several of … Continue reading

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