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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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No Ordinary Evening

students_smallThe 6th annual No Ordinary Evening will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. In the first five years of this event, No Ordinary Evening has raised over $2.6 million for the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund and has generously provided over 80 Horizons for Youth students with scholarships, mentoring, and enrichment programs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Horizons for Youth is seeking a Vice President, External Affairs who will refine and implement a strategic fundraising plan that guides all aspects of the organization’s fundraising. The candidate will expand the culture of philanthropy at Horizons for Youth and continue the organization’s efforts to build a comprehensive development program that meaningfully engages existing donors and attracts new supporters. Learn more….


Benet Academy Alumni Nonprofit, Horizons for Youth, Celebrates 25 Years of Successfully Serving Chicago Students

benetlogo2Chatham Asset Management Launches Generous Endowment Fund to Support Student Programs in Perpetuity

CHICAGO, IL – October 20, 2016 – Horizons for Youth, an educational non-profit serving low-income youth founded by Benet Academy alumni will celebrate its 25th year anniversary at an event tonight at Clara’s Restaurant in Woodridge, Illinois. The non-profit, which enables children from low-resource areas of Chicago to become the first in their families to attend college, will also celebrate the launch of its first major endowment effort, generously funded by Chatham Asset Management, which will support its student programs in perpetuity.

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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.

Words from students in our program