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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....

A Community Partner Thank You   [caption id="attachment_19216" align="alignleft" width="363"] Mentor and protégé at botanica gardens.[/caption] We want to thank Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, for again providing Youth Horizons' Mentor-Protégé Matches with free tickets to the annual Illuminations show. Our Matches often express excitement and gratitude after attending the show. YH is grateful for our partnership with Botanica. Especially...

Aiming for Mentoring Success   A good indicator of Mentor-Protege success is common interest. For example, if the Mentor and Protégé both enjoy the same hobby that shared passion will strengthen their bond and time together. Take Matt Hampton and Tristan. They've been matched for more than five years. Their mutual hobby is trap shooting. They are...

[caption id="attachment_18857" align="alignright" width="200"] One of our 2020 graduates from our residential program[/caption] We are proud to announce that two of our residents have graduated from high school this 2020 school year. David and Stevie have worked hard to achieve this accomplishment and we want to take the time to congratulate them on a job well done. David...