Since its founding in 1990, Horizons for Youth has been enabling children from low-resource areas of Chicago to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Through scholarships, a summer academic program, one-on-one mentoring, enrichment outings, tutoring, counseling, and high school and college preparation services, students gain access to the resources they need to graduate high school, continue on to college, and successfully enter the workforce.
Our Summer Academic Program is currently underway at the De La Salle Institute in Chicago. Over 100 students are participating in this intensive, four-week experience, working on their skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. This program ensures that our students enter the next school year prepared and ready for their new grade level.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Horizons for Youth honored two transformational partners, Old St. Patrick’s Church and OMI Industries, at the 25th Anniversary Ray of Light Awards. Watch the videos to learn more.
I like everything about Horizons for Youth. I love hanging out with my mentor, going on outings, doing the summer program. There is nothing I don’t enjoy.
With the support I get from my mentor and tutor, I make better grades and have better work habits.
What I love the most about Horizons for Youth is knowing that they are with me every step of the way.
Horizons for Youth gave me lots more, and better, opportunities for choosing a high school. I am excited about starting my freshman year and meeting new friends.
After the service project at Feed My Starving Children, I thought “Wow, I just helped feed 1,000 children!”