• resources

    There are many resources here at North High as well as in the community that we recommend.


    BAASE Program (Better Academics And Social Excellence) 

    The BAASE program aims to help close the achievement gap and increase the graduation rate of male students. Students meet at North. 

    Contact: Miguel Sabas-Perez (North Counselor) msabasperez@usd259.net / 316-973-6322 / Academy 4 

    FLYER for BAASE Learning Lounge at Wichita State University


    Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas 

    The Boys & Girls Club is a community resource that offers teens a variety of different progBAASErams and opportunities including the Career Launch program, Power Hour (homework assistance), Triple Play (a game for the mind, body & soul) and many more. 

    Contact: 316-201-1890  

    Website: http://www.begreatwichita.org/ 


    Center of Wichita 

    The Center of Wichita is a place to call home for Wichita’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) community and a safe space for youth. One of their many programs includes the Get Connected Group, a youth group for teens. 

    Contact: 316-285-0007 

    Website: https://www.thecenterofwichita.org/ 


    College Career Center (CCC) 

    The North High College Career Center helps students prepare for success after high school. Areas of assistance include ACT/SAT information, college planning, career mentoring, financial aid/scholarship guidance and more.  

    Contact: Sherdeill Breathett (College Career Center Coordinator) / sbreathett@usd259.net / 973-6242 / Room A104 

    Website: https://www.usd259.org/Domain/1122 


    Food Pantries

    For a list of food pantries in the Wichita area, click here


    JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) 

    JAG is an elective class at North that provides academic and positive support to ensure students earn their diploma. Activities include exploring career opportunities and practicing soft skills as well as exploring postsecondary opportunities whether that be college, military or the workforce. 

    Contact: Kareem Collins (Career Specialist) / kareem.collins.jag@usd259.net  

    Website: https://jagkansas.org/ 


    Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP 

    Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP is a pre-college program that offers foster students support with their high school academic needs and assists students in preparing for college. 

    Contact: Clinton Jones (College Access Advisor) / Clinton.jones@wichita.edu / 316-866-8902 

    Website: https://www.kkgu.org/kkgu1.0/ 


    McKinney-Vento Program 

    The McKinney-Vento Program provides services to families and students facing homelessness. Our social workers can help connect kids to this program. 

    Contact: Traci Nigg (School Social Worker) / tnigg@usd259.net / 316-973-6338 / A102 

    Cristal Marquez (School Social Worker) / cmarquez@usd259.net / 316-973-6338 /A102 

    Website: https://www.usd259.org/domain/637 


    North Wichita GEAR UP 2023 for the Class of 2023 

    GEAR UP 2023 project components include career, academic and personal counseling, early intervention programs, cultural activities, mentoring, tutoring and a variety of workshops.  

    Contact: Shaunita Phillips (GEAR UP Site Coordinator) / Shaunita.phillips@wichita.edu / 316-973-6267 / Room C224 

    Website: https://www.usd259.org/Domain/4706 


    Operation School Bell 

    Students in need of back to school clothing may contact North High’s social workers to learn more this opportunity.  

    Contact: Traci Nigg (School Social Worker) / tnigg@usd259.net / 316-973-6338 / A102 

    Cristal Marquez (School Social Worker) / cmarquez@usd259.net / 316-973-6338 A102 


    Operation Holiday

    Each year, HumanKind’s Operation Holiday provides nonperishable foods, blankets, children’s coats, grocery gift cards, toys for children (through a partnership with U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots), pet food and more to thousands of low-income families in the Wichita community. Click here to read about income guidelines, our new drive-thru distribution format and more—then fill out the application below.


    PANDO Initiative  

    Pando Initiative helps students remove barriers that keep them from being successful. The Pando North team is here for North students and their families to help them know what resources are available from Pando North High and our local community, along with opportunities that might create an easier learning experience or well-being of the student and their family. 

    Contact: Sandra Sanchez (Student Support Advocate) / ssanchez@pandokids.org / 316-973-6197 / Room F109 

    Website: https://thepandoinitiative.org/  


    Ready to Impact 

    Mentoring Program at North High.

    Contact: Miguel Sabas-Perez (North Counselor) / msabasperez@usd259.net / 316-973-6322 / Academy 4 


    Real Men Real Heroes 

    Real Men Real Heroes is a mentoring program that provides male students character-building experiences with activities focusing on education, opportunity, investment and development. 

    Contact: contact@realmenrealheroes.org / 316-202-5358 

    Website: https://www.realmenrealheroes.org/ 


    Rise Up for Youth 

    Rise Up for Youth’s goal is to inspire and motivate the next generation to unlock their full potential through education, mentoring and empowerment. Rise Up for Youth has two programs: Sisterhood and Brotherhood. Each of the programs supports students who are dealing with a range of personal, social, academic and socioeconomic issues. 

    Contact: info@riseupforyouth.org / 316-202-0228 


    Speak Up Program 

    Speak Up lets students provide anonymous tips to help keep schools safe. Tips can be given through a secure website, app or phone number.  

    Contact: 316-285-0007 / https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=217 / P3 Tips App 

    Website: https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=217 


    TRIO Communication Upward Bound 

    Communication Upward Bound is a pre-college program for students interesting in pursuing a degree/career in communication and media. A variety of college planning resources are offered including mentoring, college and career planning, campus visits, tutoring, summer program and more. 

    Contact: Carrington Bruce / Carrington.bruce@wichita.edu / 316-978-7659 

    Website: https://www.wichita.edu/services/diversity/TRIO/upward/ 

    Flyer: Click HERE


    TRIO Talent Search 

    Talent Search is a pre-college program that offers students guidance preparing for college. Services include mentoring, college and career planning, campus visits, tutoring, and more. 

    Contact: Sara Baltazar (Program Educational Advisor) / sara.baltazar@wichita.edu /316-978-6755 

    Website: https://www.wichita.edu/services/diversity/TRIO/talentsearch/ 


    TRIO Upward Bound Math Science 

    Upward Bound Math Science is a pre-college program for students interesting in pursuing a degree/career in the math and sciences. A variety of college planning resources are offered including mentoring, college and career planning, campus visits, tutoring program, summer program and more. 

    Contact: Lorene Berg (Assistant Director)lorene.berg@wichita.edu / 316-978-5414 

    Website: https://www.wichita.edu/services/diversity/TRIO/upward_bound_math_science/ 


    TRIO Upward Bound Wichita Prep 

    Upward Bound Wichita Prep is a pre-college program that offers students guidance preparing for college. Services include mentoring, college and career planning, campus visits, access to tutoring program at WSU, summer program and more. 

    Contact: ub.wichitaprep@wichita.edu / 316-978-3019 

    Website: https://www.wichita.edu/services/diversity/TRIO/upward_bound_wichita_prep/ 


    The Underground 

    The Underground is a youth center for high school students that offers a safe place for students to go afterschool.  

    Contact: 347-359-6850 

    Location: 1353 N Waco, Wichita, KS 67203 


    United Way of the Plains/211 

    The United Way helps connect people to community resources. Their 211 feature allows students and families to learn about a range of services and resources in regards to employment & education, health and dental care, food, housing and shelter, senior & disability care and more.  

    Contact: Dial 211 

    Website: https://www.unitedwayplains.org/  

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    Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) 

    WASAC provides free and confidential crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to victims of sexual abuse. 

    Contact: 316-263-3002 (24 Hour Crisis Line)  

    Website: http://wichitasac.com/ 


    Youth Employment Program 

    The Youth Employment Program provides teens with job prep including resume building, interview skills, soft skills and customer service. The program is through the Workforce Alliance. 

    Contact: 316-771-6620  

    Website: https://workforce-ks.com/communityoutreach/youthemploymentproject/ 



    The YMCA offers a variety of resources for teenincluding a Job Prep program, sports activities, summer camps, after school programs, support for teen parents and more.  The WSU Branch (Steven Clark Branch) offers a new FREE program called Fresh Connect that is for new freshmen enrolled in USD 259 that live around the Wichita State University Campus.  The Fresh Connect will provide healthy connections for freshman by supporting their academic work, provide a social connection to the Y community, and keep them physically active. Click HERE for the flyer.

    Contact: 316-219-9622  

    Website: https://ymcawichita.org/programs/teens