No child is refused admission into our program based on academic ability. 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.

Interested in joining Horizons for Youth?

If you meet our enrollment requirements, get in touch! We are currently keeping a waitlist of interested applicants. Please note that we typically hold required information sessions in December-February, send out applications in February, and accept applications no later than March to apply for the following school year.  For questions, please contact Meghan Colgan at meghan@horizons-for-youth.org .

  • Applicant must be the legal guardian and have legal custody of the children for whom you are applying.
  • Applicant child must be entering kindergarten, first, second, third or fourth grade for the following school year.
  • If applying on behalf of multiple children, one must meet the above age requirements and siblings entering up to 8th grade are also accepted.
  • Applicants must have a permanent address within the City of Chicago limits.
  • Applicants must show proof of financial need with income no greater than 80% of Chicago Area Median Income guidelines (click here to read our income guidelines).

Want to learn more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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