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Hoopin’ For Youth Horizons Youth Horizons is grateful to be the benefactor of a new memorial fundraiser, “Hoop for Noah (formerly Noah Macias Medical Fund).” In honor of the late Noah Bruce Macias who had a passion for basketball as a player and coach. Noah, who believed it was his mission to connect with young men...

Easter Sun Run Success We want to thank all who participated in the Virtual 2021 Easter Sun Run (ESR). Our vision, “Divided by Distance, United in Mission” turned out to be evident with how participants, churches and sponsors came together to support Youth Horizons. Three churches even held their own race event, which created a fun...

Mentoring Through Model Classic Cars David Lewis is a classic car guy, so he and his protégé Corban enjoy working on real and model cars. A match now for about two years, they recently built a scale model of a V8 engine. Their model is a motorized V8 engine that features ignition and engine sounds and...

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...