Horsethief Challenge

Our day camps are always about connecting. This year our 12 and older youth visited the YMCA camp at Horsethief Reservoir. From the start, Y staff started them out with games made for becoming team players. The two high ropes challenge courses were compelling. In the words of one mentor, “the special connection of mentors and their mentees encouraging one another to get past their own barriers, to believe in themselves, building the confidence that no matter what they had each others backs, and the entire Mentoring Network team support was and will be life changing for these kids.” To watch teens step up and encourage one another, heartening those who were afraid and ready to quit, and t

Donna's Ditties: July 2018

Hello Friends! Are you staying cool in this heat wave? I hope you are doing well. We had a fantastic time at the YMCA camp at Horsethief. Thank you to the Kubiak family for making this trip possible, to TVT (Tom…you are awesome!) for providing transportation, and to the wonderful volunteers...both mentors and those from the YMCA, for their guidance and constant encouragement of our youth. Thank you to Luana for providing the great, memorable photos of the day, and thanks to Trent for not having to use your EMT skills. Who do you know that would be a great mentor? Please reach out to them and have them contact us. We would love to have a group of trained mentors ready to match when school st

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