Our Associate Board is a group of like-minded, emerging leaders who support our mission by building brand awareness and providing their time, skills, and resources to the organization.

Looking for ways to make an impact in your Chicago community? 

Horizons for Youth’s Associate Board actively supports the organization’s mission of transforming the lives of children through educational resources, family partnerships, and community networks. The Board provides passionate young and mid-career adults with opportunities for philanthropic, professional, and social engagement both within Horizons and with each other.

Benefits &


Members raise awareness of Horizons’ mission, mobilize their peers and the community at-large, and connect individuals who are passionate about supporting the organization in all facets.


Members actively participate in volunteer opportunities and contribute their time to Horizons events, furthering the organization’s impact.


Members become part of a vibrant and inclusive community of emerging leaders, forging connections with fellow Associate Board members and engaging in collaborative endeavors to support the organization’s mission.

Professional Connection

Members gain access to intentional relationship-building, networking, and professional development opportunities with Horizons’ leaders, including the Board of Directors.


Members play a key role in expanding community support for Horizons, seeking funding and in-kind support for its efforts. The Associate Board spearheads the annual On Cloud 9 fundraising event.


Members identify highly motivated individuals eager to contribute their time, knowledge, and diverse perspectives to the Board, ensuring its continued growth and effectiveness.

What is Horizons for Youth’s Associate Board and who can join?

The AB is a group of emerging leaders who volunteer their time, skills, and resources to support Horizons for Youth’s mission and goals.

Individuals between the ages 22-39 who are passionate about getting involved in their community.

What skills or qualifications are needed to join?

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our cause, possess strong communication and teamwork skills, and are willing to actively contribute their time and talents.

What are the responsibilities of an associate board member? How much time is required?

Time commitment may vary, but generally, they include: attending quarterly meetings, actively participating in fundraising and advocacy efforts, volunteering for events and initiatives, and leveraging personal and professional networks to support the organization.

What are the benefits of joining an associate board?

Benefits include professional development/networking opportunities, gaining board experience, making a positive impact in your local Chicago community, and building lasting relationships with fellow members.


Interested in joining? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon! If you have questions, email us at: ab@horizons-for-youth.org

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