“I have been changed for good.”
Earnest Alexander sang these words, along with a selection of Christmas songs at the 2015 Christmas Benefit Concert. The concert was held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at ABODE Venue in Wichita. Along with Earnest, it featured the jazz and vocal bands of Friends University led by Craig Curry and Lisa Hittle.
We are honored to share that we had a number of new sponsors this year. Thanks to those individuals and the personal generosity of many, the net total raised from the two concert nights is $42,466. That money is used in its entirety to fund the work of Youth Horizons.
We debuted three new videos at the event, sharing the history of Youth Horizons and testimonials from the mentoring and residential programs. One story that was shared was that of Daniel Thomas.
Daniel was a resident with Youth Horizons a number of years ago. You can watch his story – as well as the other videos – at youtube.com/youthhorizonsvideos. He currently helps mentor neighborhood children.