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Mentoring

Youth Horizons / Mentoring

Meet Ross and William! Ross is a part of Grace Communion Derby, and William is in 2nd grade. They meet together once a week at Swaney Elementary School in Derby. Here is what Ross has to say about mentoring in the school: “My interest started with finding a way to get our church connected to the Derby...

Greetings, Each month I feel the need to express my appreciation for the support you continue to give. We continue to work hard in the spirit of collaboration and fellowship at Youth Horizons. We do not take for granted your kindness, but with every act of kindness shown to Youth Horizons, we consider it a blessing...

  August 5: Back to School Bingo and Academics First Kickoff at City Life Church   August 12: Mentor and Advocate Training at Youth Horizons Office   August 20: Fundraiser at BJ's Restaurant   For more information about any events, please contact Hayley at 262-8293 or hayley@youthhorizons.net ...

    This year's mentoring theme is "Strengthening the Mind," which we are incorporating into many of our events as well as looking for ways to enhance our mentoring program with that idea in mind. The summer has been full of activities of our matches and waiting list youth such as tickets to Music Theatre of Wichita's...

While most of our mentoring matches take place in the community, this school year we had 12 matches that met weekly in 6 different schools in the greater Wichita area. That special time spent over lunch/recess really adds up over a school year, which equals a great friendship! If you are interested in doing school-based...

Our very first LEGO® Extravaganza event was held on Feb. 16th. Tim Rorabaugh (mentor coach) is an avid LEGO® enthusiast that loves to build things with LEGO’s in his spare time and who organized this event. Tim worked very hard to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related Lego project and we were excited to...

On March 9, Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Founder and Executive Director for WSU's Center for Combating Human Trafficking was our guest speaker. Our Brunch included a butterfly craft, gratitude journals, LEGO building, and nail painting. Thank you to all of the volunteers and to Fairmount Coffee Co. for donating coffee for the event!To see more photos...

    On January 21, we held out first event of the year by hosting a fun night of Laser Quest. We had a terrific turnout with 70 mentors and proteges. We are able to put on events like laser tag, the restaurant experience, LEGO extravaganza and other wonderful activities for our mentors and proteges in honor of...