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Youth Horizons takes Optimist Approach   As the Wichita-Sedgwick County community continues to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, Youth Horizons staff is looking for opportunities to share our youth-mentoring ministry with local groups. Last month, YH Vice President Van Williams was a guest speaker at the West Wichita Optimist Club. It was an opportunity to raise awareness...

Matches End, Friendships Begin   This time of year is always bittersweet at Youth Horizons. Every summer, we say farewell and thank you to Mentor-Protégé matches coming to a formal close in our program. While mentoring relationships formally close under Youth Horizons’ supervision at age18, we are thrilled when these matches continue to be involved in each...

Hoopin’ For Youth Horizons Youth Horizons is grateful to be the benefactor of a new memorial fundraiser, “Hoop for Noah (formerly Noah Macias Medical Fund).” In honor of the late Noah Bruce Macias who had a passion for basketball as a player and coach. Noah, who believed it was his mission to connect with young men...

Easter Sun Run Success We want to thank all who participated in the Virtual 2021 Easter Sun Run (ESR). Our vision, “Divided by Distance, United in Mission” turned out to be evident with how participants, churches and sponsors came together to support Youth Horizons. Three churches even held their own race event, which created a fun...

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....