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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....

Meet KPBR Cook, Amanda I am Amanda Neujahr, the new cook at the Kinloch Price Boys Ranch. When it comes to cooking, I have been working in a kitchen since I was 13; I was hungry for experience and any knowledge I could get my hands on about the subject of culinary arts. Time spent at...

Residential Staff Training    The Youth Horizons Residential Team participated in “Boys Town” training and certification, starting in mid January. The training is ongoing. The January session was done through live stream from the Boys Town National Training Center located in Boys Town, Neb. The trainer was Evelyn Wilson, Senior National trainer for Boys Town. Wilson has...

Youth Horizons National Mentoring Month Recap   January was National Mentoring Month. That's a time to raise awareness about the benefits of mentoring and to remind our community about the need for more mentors. Our Mentoring Team accomplished this by engaging YH partners and other stakeholders. We did this across multiple platforms and by obtaining a Mentoring...

Coming Spring: Easter Sun Run 2021   Join us virtually on Saturday, April 3 for the 27th Annual Easter Sun Run. Grab your family or running partner and choose your favorite place to run or walk. This will be a virtual event for the 10K and the Jeff Wenzel Memorial 2-mile Walk. It is one of Youth Horizons’...

Kinloch Price Boys Ranch Update   [caption id="attachment_19264" align="alignright" width="300"] KPBR training session[/caption] Regular training is essential for staff at Kinloch Price Boys Ranch. There, Youth Horizons serves about 25 foster care youth who require nurturing, empathy and skilled intervention strategies to overcome adverse life circumstances. Recently, YH President Robert Garner and Risa Rehmert, Director of Program Development,...

Wren Girls Home News   Shown here are photos of renderings and blueprints of the Wren Home for Girls. We are happy to announce that the project remains on schedule. Platting of the Wren land is complete and will be approved through the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The plan is still to begin construction early in the...