Pando News – September & October 2023

North High Senior’s Dreams Come True

Micah’s journey from a senior at Wichita North High School to achieving his dream of attending K-State is nothing short of inspiring. His involvement with Pando began as a complete accident more than 3 years ago, during the height of Covid. Through a twist of fate, he was accidentally added to a Pando student Zoom lunch meeting.  Instead of leaving the meeting, Micah decided to stay and participate. What sets Micah apart is his unwavering dedication and involvement in his school and Pando. He found himself drawn to the conversations and camaraderie he experienced with other Pando students. He realized that Pando was more than just an organization; it was a community that genuinely cared about the well-being and success of its students. Micah became a PandoKid that day, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made. Find out how Pando is helping Micah and other students thrive by joining us for Cooking for a Cause on November 4th. Get your ticket today!

Get Your Tickets And Win!

Make sure you grab your tickets for Cooking for a Cause before they are gone!

Purchase your ticket by Friday, October 13th and you could win an event gift bag valued at over $100!

Learn more and get your ticket at

And Be Sure To Tip Your Favorite Chefs!

Chefs competing for Top Chef honors are already hard at work collecting tips that could just earn them Top Chef awards.

You can tip your favorite Chef by visiting the Chef Pages and donating. All tips come back to Pando to support Pando programs and help students thrive!

Tip the Chefs at

Volunteer with Reality U™

As local schools gear up to have Reality U™ visit their students, we are looking for volunteers to help facilitate the event. This 75 minute financial literacy simulation for middle and high school students allows them to imagine their life as a 26 year old. Students travel to 12 volunteer staffed booths to experience monthly expenses and financial decisions. Volunteering at Reality U™ is fun, flexible, and takes no special skills!

Check out our upcoming local Reality U™ event dates:  (dates subject to change, advance notice will be given)


Marshall Middle – Oct. 24

Meade Middle – Nov. 3

Campus High – Nov. 6-7

Horace Mann Middle – Nov 16

Allison Middle – Nov 17

Brooks Middle – Dec. 14


Interested in volunteering for Reality U™?  Join our volunteer list at, or contact our Reality U™ Manager at

Upcoming Events

Posted in News on October 11, 2023.

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.