C-10 Mentoring & Leadership

The deadline for students to apply for the 2022-23 school year has passed. However, students in the 8th-10th grades in ’21-22 can apply to be considered for the waiting list. Students applying after the deadline will not be interviewed unless there is an opening for next school year.

To access the application, via Google Forms, click here. (If you do not have a Google account, you may download a PDF of the application here.)


To see photos from some of our sessions and service projects, click here.


C-10 Mentoring & Leadership offers high school students the opportunity for mentoring and exposure to an abundance of resources to learn life and career skills. Weekly programs offer a range of topics utilizing guest speakers focused on one of CYITML’s C’s, ACT prep coursework, resume writing, assistance filling out job or college applications, and giving back to the community through monthly service projects. Each student has his or her own mentor to help ensure success.

Royals GM and CYITML founder Dayton Moore talks with a group of students at a session in November 2020.

Purpose of C-10 Mentoring & Leadership:

  • To develop and experience life and leadership skills based on each CYITML “C”: Character, Care, Coach, Competitor, Commitment, Composure, Comprehension, Concentration, Confidence, Courage.
  • To learn life and career skills, such as money management, resume writing, filling out college and/or job applications, interviewing, shopping for and preparing food, and changing a tire and the oil in a vehicle.
  • To experience on-the-job training through shadowing.
  • To gain a greater sense of community through monthly service projects.

Goals for the Program:

  • Help students excel academically.
  • Teach students the value of being physically and spiritually healthy, the importance of avoiding drugs, alcohol, and gangs, and the importance of healthy relationships.
  • Offer students real-life work experiences.
  • Promote community service in greater Kansas City.
  • Develop a servant leadership model with each student.
  • Provide post-high school scholarship opportunities.
Students and mentors shop for and assemble Thanksgiving baskets each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Every facet of C-10 works to help these students set and achieve their goals while developing a servant leadership attitude for life!

Student Participation Requirements:

  • Be a role model for other students;
  • Stay drug and alcohol free;
  • Maintain at least a 2.2 GPA;
  • Be a resident of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area;
  • Have a desire to be dedicated to the leadership program, and meet on a weekly basis.


Application Process:

  • Find the student application here. Fill it out, follow all directions and then email it or snail mail it back to us (info for all of that is on the application);
  • If you follow all of the instructions and meet the requirements, you’ll be interviewed by a panel of mentors and committee members either in person or on Zoom.
  • Once all interviews are completed, you’ll find out whether you’re in the next year’s class.
  • Please understand that getting into the program is highly competitive with four to six students, on average, selected each year.
  • NOTE: Once the initial deadline passes, students may apply to be considered for the waiting list in the event a current or new student drops out before August. If you’ve missed the deadline, please complete the application packet ASAP. You will be contacted about an interview only if there is an opening.


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Make an impact on a student’s life today.

There are five critical components to the success of C-10 Mentoring & Leadership: the students who filled out the application; their parents/guardians who are encouraging them to participate; the mentors who are spending two hours a week with the students; the curriculum committee which developed the course; and YOU!

If you or your business would like to partner with us for a field trip, job shadowing, sponsorship opportunities, or a general donation, you can contact us online or via snail mail: C-10 Mentoring & Leadership, c/o “C” You In The Major Leagues Foundation, P.O. Box 13428, Overland Park, KS, 66282.

Or, you can click below to help us reach our goal to fund the program.

Most of our students and mentors after a successful service project in September 2020.


  1. Support C-10 Mentoring & Leadership

    Think about that person -- or people -- in your life that you'd consider a hero or a mentor. It could be from your childhood or in your career or personal life as an adult. Are you thinking of a parent? A teacher or coach? Or someone from a mentoring program? C-10 is a one-to-one mentoring program that gives high school students, largely from underserved areas of Kansas City, a chance to gain educational, life and career experiences, while developing a servant leadership heart. Will you help us reach our goal to fully fund C-10 this school year?
    $13,328.00 donated of $47,975.00 goal
  2. Matt’s Run for C-10

    I'm representing CYITML in a 5K in South Dakota on Sunday. Can you help C-10 raise $500 in five days?
    $1,090.00 donated of $500.00 goal
  3. Mentor – Mike P

    This is a life-changing program. Will you help support it?
    $725.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
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    Will you support this great program?
    $600.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal