Our Young Professionals Board meets regularly to support our mission through social events, volunteer recruitment, fundraisers, and service projects. The board meets monthly to plan such events that support our students and organization. We are actively recruiting dynamic young professionals to help us increase awareness and raise funds for Horizons for Youth. If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals Board, please contact Haley at Haley@horizons-for-youth.org.


Ross Koenig, President

Kate Levine, Vice President

Katie McLean, Treasurer

Celine Fitzgerald, Social Media Chair

Jaylin McClinton, Social Media Chair

Joe Docter, Recruitment Chair

Scott Kennedy, Recruitment Chair

Caitlin Bristow

Allison Cross

Kathleen DeStefani

Steve Deutsch

Heather Eaton

Rick Gilbert

Alex Harrison

Ryan King

Amy Maslar

Morgan Mellske

Jonathan Misch

Will Olds

Sean Parish

Bobby Razo

Courtney Ryan

Kristen Skibbe

Molly Sullivan

Wyn Sullivan


Bowl-a-thon, December 3, 2016, Timber Lanes


YPB_bowlingWhether you have never bowled before or you are currently dominating the PBA tour, the YPB Bowl-a-thon is a fun-filled afternoon event, and participation is easy. Find a team (or let us connect you with a team) and raise money to help support Horizons for Youth families during the holiday season. Your team plays two games, regular format.. Unlimited pizza and beverages are available to keep you well fueled and focused on knocking down those 12 pins. If you need a break from the bowling action, enter our raffle, which features goodies from a variety of restaurants, breweries, and other Chicago favorites. And don’t forget that this year’s theme is Ugly Holiday Sweaters. We predict that the uglier your sweater, the higher your bowling score, so wear those holiday sweaters with pride!

Please see flyer for more information.

March Madness Bracket/Game Watch, Date to be announced

marchmadnessThe YPB Board Members will tell you that the best way to distract yourself from Chicago’s never-ending winter is to get completely obsessed with the NCAA college basketball tournament, where early-round upsets and last-second victories keep you on the edge of your seat. Our March Madness Bracket allows you to test your basketball knowledge and give back to the community at the same time. Early in the tournament, we gather at a bar to cheer our teams to victory and cross our fingers that our brackets aren’t busted in the first or second round.

Golf Outing, June 3, 2017, Deerfield Golf Club


Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. – William Wordsworth

With all due respect to Wordsworth, neither “strenuous” nor “idle” accurately describes what is perhaps our most good-naturedly competitive, entertaining event of the year. Foursomes decked out in golf gear of various hues compete not only for lowest score but also for best dressed, longest drive, and best/worst foursome. Most important, each team raises money for the hard-working students of Horizons for Youth.

Click here to see a list of this year’s sponsors

NFL Survivor Pool/Game Watch, October 20, 2016, Joe’s Bar

bearsWatchIf you love professional football or just want to have some fun, the NFL Survival Pool is a perfect way to bid farewell to summer and say hello to autumn. A small donation to Horizons for Youth gives you the opportunity to choose a different winning team every week of the season until your selected team loses. It’s easy and enjoyable, and prizes are awarded at the end of the season. Regardless of how well you fare in the NFL Survival Pool, you have the opportunity to meet other players at a game-watching party. We root for the Bears, but all are welcome.