Student Profile
Jada, 6th Grade
St. Sylvester School

Jada’s favorite subject in school is science, which she loves because “you get to explore new things, help people who are sick, and see inside bugs.” Jada voraciously consumes new knowledge. In fact, she says that her favorite things to do outside of school are to play academic games on the computer and practice flashcards with her mother.

Although Jada is just about to start middle school, she is already planning for her high school career. Jada hopes to attend Chi-Arts Academy to study theater. After high school, she wants to attend Columbia College in order to further study theater. Jada plans on using her fame as an actress to start a nonprofit to help others.

We serve 262 students, kindergarten through college, from:

  • 36 different Chicago neighborhoods

  • 26 different elementary schools

  • 29 different high schools

  • 19 different colleges across the United States

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, such as IEPs and 504s. The Horizons for Youth program helps to ensure students receive a high-quality education and the life skills for success beyond the classroom.

Our current students follow in the footsteps of their Horizons for Youth predecessors, 84 percent of whom have either graduated from college or are still enrolled, persisting toward their degree. 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.

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