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Youth Horizons is looking for interns interested in gaining experience working with at-risk youth. The interns who fill this position should expect to leave with an in-depth understanding of the mentoring department of the organization. In addition, they'll gain an increased awareness of and experience with at-risk youth, primarily children growing up in fatherless homes....

Foam mustaches, crazy hats, flowers and princess movies were some of the themes at the 2nd Annual Ladies Mentoring Brunch earlier this month. Ladies of all ages gathered at Youth Horizons March 2 for the event, which was exclusively for female mentors and protégés. The morning began with a brunch served and prepared by volunteers. Everyone...

by: residential staff member Paul Comegys At the ranch we are preparing for spring. Some of the boys are really growing in their ability to work with tools and stay on task. It’s fun to watch them accomplish things they had never done before. The boys have been at work tilling the ground, getting ready to plant...

The following is a letter written some years ago to a parent by a boy in the residential program. It’s copied verbatim. “Hi, Mom – I don’t know why you wrote me because you haven’t written me for two years. I don’t see a point behind it at all. Mom you tell that you miss me...

[caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Linda and Chalyssa"][/caption] “I appreciate him because he spends a lot of time with me. Pretty much he’s like family with ours.” “I learned from her how to do my manners…” “How to eat lots of vegetables…” “Thank you for not giving up on me.” These are just a few of the things protégés from the...

Henri J. M. Nouwen in his book “The Way of the Heart” quotes Thomas Merton – “Society, as regarded by the desert fathers, was a shipwreck from which each single individual man had to swim for his life. These were men who believed that to let one’s self drift along, passively accepting the tenants and...

Smiles, sugar cookies, and Christmas music were the order of the day at the Youth Horizons Mentoring Christmas Party over the holidays. The party was held Dec. 15th at Pathway Church. The event was an opportunity for mentors, protégés and their families to come together and celebrate the Christmas season. Each child in the mentoring...