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Sprinting to Success As youth prepare to return to school, one Youth Horizons Protégé is headed to college. Lexi Valle-Ponds, a graduate from Newton High School, earned a student-athlete scholarship to attend Tabor College in Hillsboro. She recently enjoyed a signing day event at her school. Her mentor, Marlynn Branam, attended the signing day. Lexi is...

Seeking Male Mentors Our community-based mentoring program continues to thrive. We are launching “Mentor Community,” which will offer quarterly socializing opportunities to network with stakeholders, train mentors in a shared learning environment and pray together. Our hope is that Mentor Community will create opportunities for our matches to thrive. In terms of prayer, please pray for youth...

Mentoring Through Model Classic Cars David Lewis is a classic car guy, so he and his protégé Corban enjoy working on real and model cars. A match now for about two years, they recently built a scale model of a V8 engine. Their model is a motorized V8 engine that features ignition and engine sounds and...

Catching Up   Editor’s note: Youth Horizons is launching a new series in its newsletter, titled Catching Up. The new series is a way to, well, catch up largely with the young people who were once protégés in Youth Horizons’ one-to-one mentoring program as well as others who have contributed across our ministry. Catching Up will appear...

Mentoring Matters More Than Ever We enjoy celebrating match anniversaries at Youth Horizons. Donna and Hanisha have been matched for three years, even staying in touch through the pandemic by following Covid-19 public safety guidelines. Recently, we celebrated their anniversary at Yo-B with frozen yogurt. Donna attends Central Christian Church and Hanisha is in 6th grade....

Making Matches Amid The Pandemic   Mentoring during a pandemic has its challenges and we are learning how to adapt. That hasn’t stopped people from wanting to get involved with Youth Horizons and make a difference. One example has been the three new matches Youth Horizons helped facilitate through the generosity of Pathway churches. The matches are...

Matches Find a Nice Escape Last month, we had a shared mentoring experience that wasn't planned. It involved three sisters (proteges) and their mentors. Two of the mentors are a mother and daughter (Gail and Valerie Wadsworth), both of whom thought it might be fun for their sibling proteges to join in on an outing together....

Youth Horizons National Mentoring Month Recap   January was National Mentoring Month. That's a time to raise awareness about the benefits of mentoring and to remind our community about the need for more mentors. Our Mentoring Team accomplished this by engaging YH partners and other stakeholders. We did this across multiple platforms and by obtaining a Mentoring...

Kinloch Price Boys Ranch Update   [caption id="attachment_19264" align="alignright" width="300"] KPBR training session[/caption] Regular training is essential for staff at Kinloch Price Boys Ranch. There, Youth Horizons serves about 25 foster care youth who require nurturing, empathy and skilled intervention strategies to overcome adverse life circumstances. Recently, YH President Robert Garner and Risa Rehmert, Director of Program Development,...

A New Addition to The Mentoring Team Hello, I am Kimberly Collins. I recently joined the Youth Horizons Family as a Mentor Coach. Before this, I worked for USD 259 for 8 1/2 years as a Paraeducator at Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet School. I am an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Bible Church under the...