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Youth Horizons / Success Stories (Page 5)

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...

We have had the privilege of seeing many children impacted through the work of volunteers in our mentoring and residential program at Youth Horizons. Some kids have gone on to college, some have gone on to marry and find work and lead responsible lives. Often you spend time with a child and are unsure about...

“Alyisa is one of the most beautiful little girls I’ve ever met.  I know she is going to be ‘super special’ and very successful in her life.  I came into her life at just the right time.  She was healing from some hard things and becoming a bright young woman. “We have enjoyed doing crafts together. ...

“I like to find ways to make sure that Taylor is happy and being taken care of in the best ways.  I try to introduce to her to new things; we go to the kid’s dinner theaters, we make pottery together. “I care about this little girl.  I want the best for her.  I try to...

“I started mentoring Andrew as a way of practicing unselfishness and learning how to reach out and reach into another person’s life. “Mentoring is not always the easiest endeavor in the world, but it is good to know you mean something to somebody else. Andrew is a good kid, and I’m glad to be...

“The summer before I started mentoring I was doing a camp in California for inner city kids; I developed a real connection with some girls there.  I saw what kids were going back to and I wanted to be a part of preventing kids from going astray.  My small group leader encouraged me in that...

"I’m a Christian business man in Wichita and I feel like the business environment has prepared me and other business-minded people to mentor at-risk children in the area. The flexibility that being in business requires has taught me how to find time and creativity to be friends with Marliek. We fish, we play...