We work with our students for as many as 17 years, leveraging family and community partnerships, to meet their needs every step of the way.

Our impact on education



Of our students, K-12, perform at or above grade level



Of Horizons for Youth students graduate from high school



Of our students persist to and through college

We serve 216 students from


Chicago neighborhoods


Elementary schools


High schools


Colleges across the United States

No child is refused based on academics

No child is refused admission into our program based on academic ability; in fact, 30% of our students work with Horizons for Youth staff to gain access to diversified education plans. 

Our current students follow in the steps of their Horizons for Youth predecessors, 84% of whom persist through college or have graduated within four years.

Our impact on graduation




Of Horizons for Youth students are at or above grade level. Through our comprehensive academic programs and support services, we commit ourselves to making sure our students succeed in the classroom.



Of children from the lowest economic quintile will earn a college degree, but at Horizons for Youth, the rate is 84%. Working with the same kids, from the same neighborhoods, and facing the same socioeconomic challenges- Horizons for Youth students achieve nearly a ten-fold increase in college persistence.

Read our Annual Report

We are proud to release the 2020 Annual Report, which documents a year to remember for our organization. We achieved record-breaking celebrations, said farewell to our dear leader, Audrey, and more importantly, rallied together as volunteers, donors, and staff for the achievement of our students during such an unprecedented year.