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Horizons for Youth

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.

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HFY's Ashley Allen Introduces Obama at Training Day

Ashley_PresidentHorizons for Youth participated in the inaugural Obama Foundation Training Day at the Gary Comer Youth CenterĀ on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Ashley Allen, our Director of Post-Secondary Programs, was the master of ceremonies and had the pleasure of introducing President Obama. Read the Chicago Tribune’s coverage by clicking here.

Words from students in our program