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Category: Youth Support

Why Mentoring Matters

Why Mentoring Matters

Many of the youth waiting for a mentor rarely have visitors or leave campus. They long for a friend who is theirs and theirs alone. As Coleen soon learned, becoming a mentor is a very real opportunity to not only change the life of a child, but to have yours changed as well.

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Staff Spotlight - Lauren Collins

Staff Spotlight - Lauren Collins

Lauren Collins oversees our 22-unit Pathways transitional living apartment building for youth aged 16-22 in Wichita, Kan. Learn more about her history, experience and what drives her passion.

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A Letter From Farmer Theo

A Letter From Farmer Theo

Theo Bunch leads our Healthy Living & Food Systems team, teaching our students the practical skills of tending to plants while also being a mentor and role model to them. Here's a beautiful letter he wrote about a typical day on the farm site at our Gillis Campus.

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Experiencing the Meaning of the Season

Experiencing the Meaning of the Season

The Cornerstones of Care Gift Gallery – a long-standing tradition on our Gillis Campus – allows parents we serve to shop for gifts for their entire family at no cost. This year, its legancy continued as 1,304 gifts, plus items to meet basic needs (coats, hats, clothing, diapers, etc.), were distributed to 564 individuals from 178 families. Kiara and her five children were one of those families.

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Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

Now We’re Cooking! [Sautéed Kale + Bacon Recipe]

As part of our healthy living and food systems program, youth learn to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables, and are empowered to share the food and lessons with their families and neighbors. Last week, they had the opportunity to harvest, prepare and taste something new – kale! You, too, can try your hand and recreate their recipe at home!

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