The Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund has been instrumental in helping Horizons for Youth grow to serve 250 students.
In the inaugural year of this partnership, No Ordinary Evening and the Fund were able to fully fund the cost of 40 students to take part in Horizons for Youth’s programs. This group of 40 students was the start of Declan’s Class.
Through the support of The Fund and the guests of No Ordinary Evening, Horizons for Youth has added 96 students to its programs. These students benefit from scholarship, mentoring, and enrichment programs from kindergarten through high school, with continued academic and socio-emotional support through college.
Horizons for Youth is Chicago’s only organization providing need-based scholarships, comprehensive support programs and educational resources for students of all academic ability levels from kindergarten through the start of their career.
Through our holistic approach, 99 percent of our participants have graduated from high school and 84 percent have graduated from college or are currently pursuing their degree. These results prove that with the right combination of competencies, family investment, and community support every child, regardless of socio-economic status, can reach their full potential.