Students from K-college served during 2016-2017 school year
Students matched with mentors
High school graduation rate
College enrollment rate of our High School Program graduates
College persistence rate of our High School Program graduates
Average portion of students’ total college costs secured through outside resources
Total years we serve our students
Horizons for Youth was founded in 1990 by a group of friends who wanted to give back to the community. They believed that three aspects of their childhood were essential to their success: a quality education from an early age, a strong adult support system, and exposure to the larger community. They formed Horizons for Youth to provide access to those same vital opportunities.
This unwavering commitment to providing educational opportunities continues to this day. To ensure that our students succeed, we provide:
Need-based tuition scholarships
1:1 mentoring & tutoring
Summer academic program
High school & college preparation
College & financial aid application assistance
Year-round academic monitoring & support at the elementary, high school, & college levels
Combined, these services enable students to persist to and through college. Horizons for Youth is the only organization in Chicago that provides scholarship, mentoring, and enrichment programs for children from kindergarten through high school, with continued academic and socio-emotional support through college.
We have repeatedly demonstrated that with the proper support, every child — regardless of academic ability level, socio-economic status, or race — can achieve academic success. We commit to students who are ready to work hard, strive to do their best, and persevere against the challenges they face. We commit to students who commit to their futures.