YAR Partners in YMCA Healthy Kids Day Initiative

By: Rachel Miner

On April 29th, the Youth as Resources Board participated in the national YMCA Healthy Kids Day initiative. Healthy Kids Day was designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Parents and kids that attended the event participated in activities that promoted a healthy lifestyle and bonded them with their community. YAR members created two … Continued

Peabody Youth and Parents Stand against Substance Abuse

By: Rachel Miner

On April 26th, Peabody High School’s newly formed Youth as Resources program (YAR) sponsored a Family Fun Night for all middle school students and their parents.  YAR members Chance Elliott, Paige Murray,  Kallie Hutchison, Precious Kerr, Bryant Young, and Breanna Lett shared about the dangers of Marijuana, and encouraged the Middle School students to join the … Continued

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

By: @mirror-admin

Mirror, Inc. supports the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) law mandating that each agency adopt a “Zero Tolerance” policy for all forms of offender sexual abuse and harassment. Prevention of offender sexual and harassment is a top priority. Learn more: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) PREA: What Is It? In September of 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act … Continued

Posters with a Purpose

By: Rachel Miner

Local Hesston High School graphic design students created a total of 12 drug and alcohol prevention posters to increase awareness to the effects of substance abuse. Design student Peyton Lewis said his poster on drunk and drugged driving hit close to home. “My uncle was killed in a drunk driving accident before I was born. … Continued

Burrton YAR hosts Live Above the Influence Event

By: Rachel Miner

On February 22nd, Burrton’s Youth as Resources invited all middle school and high school students to their first “Live Above the Influence Event”.  YAR members Lexi Lane and Kyler Matlock kicked off the assembly by “breaking the chains of addiction”, pulling apart a paper chain signed by each student and symbolizing their intentions to prevent … Continued

YAR program now accepting Applications

By: Rachel Miner

Any high school youth who is a resident (or attends a school within) Harvey County can now apply to become a member of their local Youth as Resources program. Youth that are involved with the program gain: Power to effect personal change A sense of being valued and needed A sense of accountability to community … Continued

Teens makes a Difference

By: Rachel Miner

On December 10th, the Mayor’s Youth Council hosted their annual Youth leaders Across Wichita (YLAW) event. This year for the event, the MYC Youth Affairs and Public Service committee voted that the group partner with the Salvation Army to sort toys and gifts for individuals in need. All Wichita area youth were invited to participate … Continued

Santa’s Helpers

By: Rachel Miner

On December 8th, the Wichita Mayor’s Youth Council volunteered at the annual Night with Santa event at Century II and served as helpers at the Letters to Santa station. Over 150 letters were written to Santa by children attending the event. MYC volunteers assisted the children as they wrote the letters and ensured their arrival to the … Continued

MYC Hosts Junior Jumpstart Youth Summit

By: Rachel Miner

Over 100 Wichita area youth attended the Mayor’s Youth Council’s bi-annual Junior Jumpstart Youth Summit. The opening session challenged participants to identify their Natural High and provided the opportunity to hear from guest speakers David and Lynn Gilkey, of Rise up for Youth. David and Lynn have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the community and … Continued

JAG awarded YAR grant to host Christmas Party for Respite Care Children

By: Rachel Miner

On December 3rd, J.A.G (Jobs for American Graduates) a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, hosted a Christmas Party for Trinity Heights Respite Care. Respite Care serves families who have children (0-16) with special needs. JAG received a $400 grant from Mirror’s Youth as Resources program … Continued