The Hesston branch of Harvey county’s Youth As Resources (YAR) hosted an after-party for the football game on Friday, Oct. 26.
Two YAR leaders, Meghana Murray and Alec Loganbill, helped coordinate the event.
“We only get X amount of money each semester for an activity. We decided to do one event with a lot going on and thought it would be more fun,” said Loganbill.
Loganbill added funding has been an increasingly large challenge for the group.
“It was a nation-wide organization that has been called different things in different places. As funding went away, the number of groups went down. We used to get thousands of dollars every year; and now we get $200 per semester,” he said.
Murray remained positive about the organization’s potential.
“It’s not bad. It’s just not as much as it used to be,” she said.
Both Murray and Loganbill said YAR has been a good choice for htem.
“I’ve associated with freshmen through this group that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise,” he said.
Murray said the group can empower young people to make better decisions and not cave to social pressure.
“You can be a role model for younger kids. Some people might not think it’s ‘cool,’ but we do,” she said.
Murray said she remembers YAR students visiting with her class while she was in middle school.
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