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Start A Peer-To-Peer Mentor Program!

Peer Mentors Teach Other Kids Academic And Coping Skills

So Everyone Can Succeed In School!

The Mission of Kids Who Care is to teach teens how to be resilient so they can be successful in school and in life. They learn coping and other life skills by practicing empathy, compassion, and self-awareness through service to others. Our hope is that teens learn healthy options to reduce toxic stress instead of resorting to self-destructive behaviors like dropping out of school, using drugs, cutting, or worse.


Research shows test scores, motivation and classroom engagement increase. Many students’ behavior shifts in positive ways. Drop-out rates and behavior problems decrease when students participate in meaningful service to others.

In 2015, Teen Lifeline reported that every 7.5 days, an Arizona teen between 15 and 24 commits suicide. Kids struggle daily to cope with stress from teachers, home, bullies, and the media. Instead of seeking help, many teens resort to self-destructive behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, gang membership and worst of all, suicide. To prevent these numbers from growing, Kids Who Care educates teens to be Peer Mentors who empower their friends and other students to achieve academically and manage stress safely.

With Peer Mentors, students learn and practice academic skills before, during and after school in an atmosphere that is empathetic, kind and compassionate. All students are encouraged to use analytical and critical thinking skills to meet Common Core goals and objectives while learning coping skills to manage stress. Because Peer Mentors and their supervisors are not healthcare professionals, they will be taught to refer students “in crisis” to school guidance counselors or our partners at Teen Lifeline.

Peer Mentors empower their friends and other students to achieve academically and manage stress in a safe and constructive way. Kids Who Care Peer Mentors all all about EMPATHY!



Your Campus

Our training program is FREE to all schools. With Peer Mentors on campus, students can get academic support before, during, or after school! Discover how it works here.



Do you want to be a peer mentor? or Are you interested in helping other kids solve problems? Check it out here.



Students mentors develop strong characters, are more engaged in their schools and gain a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. Find out how to support your students, teachers and schools.



Community Partners are co-educators and facilitate onsite learning and reflection. If your organization wants to partner with Kids Who Care, you can learn more here.

In the U.S. 160,000 kids are bullied every day and are too worried, scared or stressed to go to school. Kids Who Care trains Peer Mentors to show EMPATHY to everyone!

Kids Who Care Peer Mentors

    • Recognize the signs of stress in themselves and peers
    • Learn and practice communication and coping skills
    • Demonstrate empathy, compassion, kindness and mindfulness by tutoring peers, completing service projects on campus and in the community, as well as teaching peers how to cope with stress from school, home and friends



    1 in 3 Students Do Not Graduate on Time.
    Peer Mentoring is One Solution.

    Kids Who Care is about EMPATHY IN ACTION – students who work with peer mentors are more engaged in their classrooms and more likely to stay in school.
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    Peer Mentors-Success Stories



    EVIT students have teamed up with Arizona Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fight blood cancers.

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    Students at Central High School are using empathy to inspire others.

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    Sheely Farms


    Middle School students from Sheely Farms in Tolleson used their organization and communication skills to address a specific social issue affecting their community – hunger.

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    • Kids Who Care Awarded Their First Phoenix Suns Charities Program Grant! - Kids Who Care is thrilled to announce they are a recipient of a Phoenix Suns Charities Program Grant. This year’s grant will help fund our first Empathy Expert training program taking place at Central High School. 9th graders from Central’s JAG program will be trained in communication, coping, and advocacy skills so they can help themselves and other teens cope with stress from school, home, and friends. Our Empathy Experts also learn the importance of empathy, compassion, kindness and mindfulness so they are best able to support their peers when times get tough. So far students have practiced empathy and compassion skills by decorating encouragement cards and donating blankets to children in foster care through Arizona Helping Hands. They created a video for Arizona Veterans, and shared “good luck on finals” messages to over 2,500 fellow Central high school students.

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