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This Saturday, Mirror and the YMCA hosted the first annual Harvey County Youth as Resources (YAR) summit. During the summit, Mirror’s YAR leaders participated in a fun day filled with leadership and bonding activities. 

YAR teams from Newton, Hesston, Burrton and Sedgwick were all in attendance and it marked the first time that they had been together since the inception of the program. Each YAR team had the opportunity to share what they were doing in their own towns and collaborate with each other.

Newton YMCA director, Tera Thomas gave the students a tour of the new YMCA and shared her personal story of how the YMCA changed her life from a young age and how important youth programs are to developing our community.

The event ended in a fun game of dodgeball, where the students got to use the new basketball courts and bond with each other.