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Just make sure to use spellcheck. That’s mentor Patty Gnefkow’s advice for her protégé Rachel Perkins as she prepares to apply for jobs and enter into the post-high school world. Patty and Rachel have been matched for five years. They first started meeting when Rachel was 13. “We have a mutual and genuine friendship,” says Patty. “I think of...

We love hearing stories of how God is at work in the mentoring program, and the difference mentoring makes! Here are two stories that were shared with us recently. T’Avion is five years old. He and Jeff have been meeting since December 2012. T’Avion was talking with his mother one day about how he didn’t know...

In the mentoring program at Youth Horizons, we are often faced with the question, “What does it take to be a good mentor?” For each person who volunteers, we provide training and support to help them to be successful as a mentor. All of the people that come to our training are eager. They want...

The end goal at the Kinloch-Price Boys Ranch (KPBR) is always that the child might one day enter back into his family with relationships restored. This means that boys need to learn the life and relational skills necessary to succeed in family life. Each boy will react differently to his time at the ranch—it often...

[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,...