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Mentoring

Youth Horizons / Mentoring (Page 11)

[caption id="attachment_1458" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Del meets with his protege. They were part of the school-based mentoring program last year. "][/caption] Many Youth Horizons mentors ask themselves the same question: “Am I making a difference?” During the last school year, one of our mentors spent an hour a week going to a little boy’s school and playing...

Match: Vince and Hayden [caption id="attachment_1446" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Hayden and Vince pose for a photo at their one-year match anniversary. "][/caption] Matched: August 5, 2010 Church Represented: River Community Church Favorite Activities: Vince and Hayden enjoy attending sporting events together. Some of their favorites are Wichita State University Baseball and Wichita Thunder Hockey. Hayden is involved in sports at school,...

Name: Nadia Age: 12 Waiting Since: 2010 Personality: Outgoing, funny, friendly Wants to be a: Cosmetologist Interests: Playing outside and playing tag Why I want a mentor: I want someone to do girl things with because my mom isn’t around much. Name: Ahjking Age: 10 Waiting Since: 2007 Personality: Confident, extrovert, funny, talkative Wants to be a: Police officer Interests: Playing basketball, going outside, and playing on the...

Match: Erica & Zoe [caption id="attachment_1410" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Erica and Zoe smile at the 2011 awards dinner. They had been matched for six years at this point. "][/caption] Church Represented: Chapel Hill Fellowship Matched Since: 6/22/2006 Favorite Activities: Erica and Zoe enjoy attending book club together. Zoe’s goal was to read 10 books during summer. Now that the school year...

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="alignleft" width="640" caption="Protégés play together in the shallow end. "][/caption] The Youth Horizons mentoring program sent summer off with a splash at this year's end of summer pool party. After watching the thermometer soar to the 100s for weeks on end this summer, protégés and mentors got to cool off at the Edgemoor pool. Together,...

[caption id="attachment_1350" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Errick and Zeke play with puppies. This photo was taken shortly after they were matched."][/caption] Match: Errick & Zeke Church Represented: Community Bible Chapel Matched Since: 9/22/2008 Favorite Activities: Zeke and Errick love the outdoors. Each summer they go on fishing trip together. Currently Errick is teaching Zeke the value and reward of work. If you would like to mentor...

Youth Horizons has been blessed by two volunteer interns this summer. Casey Williams and Justin Conner have each been mentoring five children from the waiting list. They have also spent time around the office, helping wherever needed. Casey mentors each of her five protégés one-on-one, and she tries to get all five of them together for an activity each week. Both Justin...

The Youth Horizons mentoring program celebrated summer with the Summer Bash & BBQ on June 26, 2011. The event was hosted by Riverlawn Christian Church. Volunteers from Riverlawn, First Community Church and River Community Church helped to manage the fun. Activities for the day included kickball, relay races, soccer, capture the flag, and a water...

[caption id="attachment_810" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mentors from Riverlawn Christian Church"][/caption] How is the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 like mentoring at-risk youth?  Well, if you were at our recent Mentor Refresher on Monday, January 24th, you already know the answer.  We had a great evening, with delicious barbeque pork and brisket from The Red Barn, baked...

This month, January, has been declared national mentoring month by President Barack Obama. Mentoring at-risk youth is a key part of ensuring our country's future success and well-being. Mentors make a difference everyday in the life of a child. We are grateful for all our mentors and the work they do with our kids. Below is...