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 over 200 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 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.

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One year down with our new Executive Director, a clearly defined mission statement, and a new logo. Though the 2021 year brought lots of new and exciting changes, Horizons for Youth remained steadfast to its mission: to transform the life of a child.

“COVID may have changed how we engaged, but it did not diminish the transformational nature of our educational and mentoring support.

And most importantly, and impressively, our students persevered.”

Greg Borkowski, Executive Director