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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...

Meet Angela!   [caption id="attachment_19186" align="alignright" width="300"] Angela Lee, Admin. Assistant[/caption] Hi, I am Angela Lee. I recently joined Youth Horizons as an Administrative Assistant. I previously worked at a local independent investment firm for seven years. My amazing husband, Jonathan, and I have two beautiful daughters; Jacey and Jordyn, a preschooler and toddler, respectively. We enjoy being...

Personnel Update from the President Greetings, There is so much excitement happening at Youth Horizons. Most of the excitement stems from the development of a committed staff and a new leadership team. God’s favor on the organization is so apparent. We continue to focus on what matters most even in the midst of COVID. My Pastor often says,...

CAYM Mentoring Program Training   [caption id="attachment_19023" align="alignleft" width="300"] Donnovan Karber, CAYM National Field Director[/caption] Youth Horizons’ Mentoring Program is enjoying updated training during a time of transition. This training is being provided by The Christian Association of Youth Mentoring (CAYM). CAYM supports faith-based, youth-mentoring organizations across the country. Its training focuses on best practices, relationship-building, overcoming mentoring...

[caption id="attachment_18892" align="alignright" width="300"] Robert Garner, President[/caption] Greetings, I hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy. It seems as though the circle of Covid19 is drawing closer to all of us. I pray that we all continue to exercise social responsibility in order to keep the Wichita Community safe. At Youth Horizons, we will continue to...

[caption id="attachment_18914" align="alignright" width="225"] Michelle, 5th grade graduate[/caption] "One of the things Michelle was sad about missing due to COVID-19 was her 5th grade graduation. It was a really big thing to her and signified moving on to a new school and starting middle school. With some things from around the house, we were able to...

[caption id="attachment_18892" align="alignright" width="300"] Robert Garner, President[/caption] Covid19 and the tension we are facing in the context of social justice have drawn me inward causing me to reflect. I find myself leaning on God like never before. As I draw from the abundance of God’s grace and mercy, I find peace and comfort. My confidence in...

written by Deb Shirkey, mentor [caption id="attachment_18873" align="alignright" width="300"] Katelin and Deb, 2010[/caption] In the summer of 2010, Earnest Alexander approached the church I was attending at the time, and asked us if we would consider being a part of a new type of Youth Horizons’ match program. It was going to be “church based” instead of...

[caption id="attachment_18866" align="alignright" width="300"] Jeff Busenitz, TLP Supervisor[/caption] For now, two apartments on the south end of Kinloch Price Boys Ranch sit empty, occupied only by furniture, a desktop computer and appliances. Soon, though, the properties resting on Woodlawn in rural Valley Center, will bustle with the presence, purpose and promise of teenage boys eager to...

It's been an exciting time at Kinloch Price Boys Ranch, we recently reopened up house 4 and are now able to house 28 residents at our facility. We have currently hired 6 new staff and are waiting for the okay from the Fire Marshall to open up our independent living apartments to serve some of our...