About The Pando Initiative

Pando connects with students to help them engage and thrive in education and their future. We strive to ensure every student in our community graduates, ready for their next stage.

97%

feel safe in school because of Pando

94%

graduate high school

80%

improve or maintain literacy skills

How We Help

The Pando Initiative has been successfully connecting with students in area schools since 1990. Our programs focuses on individual students who are struggling with school and life. We position a dedicated staff member inside partner schools in Wichita, Derby, Haysville, and Maize public schools.

Our goal is to help remove obstacles that keep students from reaching their goals and being successful. We have dedicated team members in each of our schools to help address both academic and non-academic impediments that prevent students’ learning. We measure success by improving attendance, behavior, and academic performance.

Pando Supports Students Through Two Programs

Our Vision

To ensure every student in our community graduates, ready for their next stage.

Our Mission

We connect with students to help them engage and thrive in education and their future.

Pando Schools

PandoKids

Reality U

Who We Are

There are many amazing people who make our mission possible. Meet the leaders and staff who work tirelessly to connect our students to the resources they need to thrive.

Pando News & Events

Cooking for a Cause

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Getting Sorted for Prom Season

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Pando Program Highlight – Wichita West High School

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Help Our Children Succeed

Gifts to Pando support the 1,800 students on our caseload and the 25,000 students we serve annually through our PandoKids™ and RealityU™ programs.