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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,...

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...

New Programming at KPBR   Our boys out at Kinloch Price Boys Ranch have been enjoying the start of their school year. One of the highlights for them has been the new physical education program, led by Mark Washington, the new Activities Coordinator. The boys have participated in a football tire toss challenge, basketball lessons, and even...

Kinloch Kloset: A New Donation Destination   [caption id="attachment_19136" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reneene Wenzel Showing the Kinloch Kloset.[/caption] There is a new go-to place for clothing at Youth Horizons’ Kinloch Price Boys Ranch. It’s aptly called Kinloch Kloset, a sort of makeshift thrift store that houses donated clothing, shoes and other needed every day items for the boys living...

The Christian Business Referral Network [caption id="attachment_19126" align="alignright" width="147"] Jean Mathews, C.B.R.N. Regional Manager[/caption] If you’re looking to patronize a Christ-like, faith-based business, there is a resource for you: Christian Business Referral Network. The resource book, which promotes “Connecting Christians with Christ Centered Businesses,” offers a printed (2019-20 edition) in addition to an online version. The sixth...

Blessings for The Wren Project God has already blessed the Wren Home project in several ways. Recently, we announced that the project was approved for a Tax Credit Grant from the State of Kansas. With the new approval, the tax credit benefits donors or businesses that donate $250 or more to the Wren Project. Those donors...

Pour Cup Painting Class, August 3   [caption id="attachment_19059" align="alignleft" width="300"] Matches participating in paint event.[/caption] Youth Horizons monthly art classes for mentors and proteges continued in August with pour cup painting, thanks to our partners at CityArts. In July the class was conducted through a virtual Zoom meeting but this month we returned to the facility in...

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...

Distance Drawing Class, July 6 [caption id="attachment_18935" align="alignright" width="300"] Amanda and Kizzaryja, matched 4 years[/caption] Before quarantine, the mentoring program had partnered with CityArts to offer monthly art classes in a variety of mediums to our mentoring matches. The last few had to be cancelled, but in July, we partnered through video calls. CityArts Instructor April Morgan...