Anahi has thoroughly enjoyed her first year as a Horizons for Youth student. When asked what she likes most about Horizons for Youth, she says, “being able to meet all of the kids; it is fun having so many friends.”
When she grows up, Anahi hopes to become an immigration lawyer or an interior designer. Despite the demanding schedules of her future careers, Anahi wants to find time to give back, saying “I want to also volunteer to be a mentor to child when I’m older; I mainly just want to have a positive impact in the world.”
Only 9% of children from the lowest economic quintile will earn a college degree, but among Horizons for Youth program participants, the rate is 84%. We work with the same profile of kids, from the same neighborhoods, facing the same socioeconomic challenges, with the same array of learning abilities. And yet, Horizons for Youth students achieve a nearly 10-fold increase in college persistence.
Students from K-college served during 2018-2019 school year
High school graduation rate
College enrollment rate of our High School Program graduates
Average portion of students’ total college costs secured through outside resources
Total years we serve our students