Horizons for Youth is a Chicago community committed to helping children in low-income families 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. For more information, visit: www.horizons-for-youth.org
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 monthly Enrichment Outings. Past outings have included Ice Skating, Bowling, Museum visits, Conservatory visits, and more. These outings are planned and fully funded by Horizons for Youth - it's no cost to the Big Siblings.
In addition to the monthly enrichment outings, Big Siblings are asked to meet with their Little one-on-one once a 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.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Two points of contact per month (<5 hours)