Mentoring is the cornerstone of our organization. These volunteers, or Big Siblings, develop a one-on-one relationship with a child in our program. They attend the monthly Child Enrichment Outings and have at least one additional contact with the child individually each month. As a Big Sibling, you are a primary source of support for a student in our program and have the opportunity to develop a lasting relationship with the child and the entire family. Mentors commit to a one-year contract in order to be matched.
Volunteers must pass reference & background checks.
Horizons for Youth is a community committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated families, we provide need-based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and enrichment programs. We are the only organization in Chicago offering this unique combination at the elementary through high school level.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- (roughly 2-3 hours/2x a month)