C-10 Mentoring & Leadership

The application and interview process to join C-10 for the 2024-25 school year is currently open. If you’re CURRENTLY in the 8th-10th grade and would like to be considered for next year, apply TODAY via Google Forms, click 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.

Juniors and seniors had a chance to hang out with CYITML Founder Dayton Moore to get to know each other better and talk about everything from movies to struggles as a teenager to topics they want to discuss in C-10.


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.
Each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, students and mentors gather as a group to go shopping for groceries for families in need in our community. It’s one of the most impactful and meaningful service projects each year.

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, typically on Wednesday nights near downtown Kansas City.

It Doesn’t End With High School:

The C-10 program has become all-encompassing. See, once a student graduates, we stick with him or her. The student’s mentor and other leaders within the program check in regularly with students after they graduate from high school. And, for those who want to attend college, we offer a C-10 Leaders Scholarship for eligible students. (Basically, students who meet the requirements above.) Additionally, local colleges and universities — our “partner schools” — offer scholarships above and beyond the C-10 Leaders Scholarship.

The current partner schools include:

  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • Benedictine College
  • MidAmerica Nazarene
  • Park University
  • William Jewell College



Application Process:

  • Find the student application here. Fill it out. That’s the first step.
  • 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, but will be placed on a waiting list if all spots are filled. The waiting list is 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 once we receive your application packet, and be asked to interview only if there is an opening.

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


Impact 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.

Our students had a great time being a part of the inaugural C You At Topgolf fundraiser in Sept 2022.