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Making a Lasting Impact

During the 9-month school year, we do all we can to create opportunities for young people to have new experiences, exposing them to things they have never done before and allowing the expression of new thoughts and ideas. We might tour a fire station, check out an art exhibit or listen to live music. Activities like horseback riding, fishing and baking build confidence and expand kids’ thinking.

Whether we’re in a classroom or on a field trip, we offer life-changing fun through youth mentoring programs. Exposing kids to different experiences spurs them to find their purpose, develop their personal identities and envision new possibilities for their future place in the world. We want kids to feel their lives have no limits and that they can fully access cultural benefits.

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We meet every Monday night that USD 259 is in session from 6-7:30. We get together either at CorTen Building, 100 S. Market in Wichita or offsite. Mentors and students eat dinner together then get going on an activity.


We meet throughout the week with groups of students inside their schools. Currently, we’re in six USD 259 schools: Brooks, Gordon Parks, Pleasant Valley, Mayberry, Truesdell and Robinson. The experiences we create put our program in great demand.


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Enroll Anytime

While our youth mentoring program runs through the nine-month school year, sign up anytime. We don’t want anyone left behind. We’ll do our best to get your child in. Students re-enroll each semester.

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