Our Mission: Horizons4Girls mentors, lighting a spark ~ that inspires the internal promise of each student as they fulfill their academic and personal goals.

We love what we do, and our students do too.

Horizons4Girls does not teach, Horizons4Girls provides mentoring. We are accredited by Mentoring.org (currently one of only 4 organizations meeting those criteria in Sheboygan County). Horizons4Girls provides a listening ear while working to stop at-risk behaviors.

Based upon experience and research studies, we know that youth mentoring helps adolescents become more successful in life. Mentoring results in an increase in self-confidence, improved grades, social skills, future career opportunities and life in general. Mentoring significantly reduces delinquency incidences, the risk of substance abuse and academic challenges. Visit our research page to learn more.

It happens at Horizons4Girls: improved school attendance, communication & social skills enhanced, enjoyment doing community service & so much more. Horizons4Girls is an approved service provider to Sheboygan County DHHS, as well as Milwaukee & Washington Counties. You can see more information about our students success in our annual report.

"I'm graduating in January, but walking the bowl in June.. I couldn't have done it with out you. Thank you so much we gotta get together soon!" ~ A Horizons4Girls student on 12/6/2016

Horizons4Girls mentors 52 weeks of the year, but we couldn't do it without you. Please consider a monthly gift to help us with our work because we are all in this together. Horizons4Girls is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3, making all donations to Horizons4Girls tax deductible. "Every $1 donated to us [ Horizons4Girls ] saves $9.60 in social services, counseling, and law enforcement". ~ Sheboygan County Prevention Policy Board

Char Pachniak, CEO/Founder and Certified Mentors have degrees in, or have received training in the following fields.

  • Behavioral Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Corrections, Probation & Parole
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Trauma Informed Care, Parenting
  • Poverty Simulations
  • Mindfulness
  • AD/HD
  • Suicide Prevention
  • S BIRT
  • Art of Counseling
  • Autism
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • PBIS
  • 40 Developmental Assets
  • Masters in Education

Get Involved!

Horizons4Girls has so many very exciting events lined up for fall/winter, but we need the most important ingredient of all: You! Please consider working with us to create a spark that makes a difference. Below are just a few exciting opportunities:

Get Festive with Horizons4Girls

Horizons4Girls students are selling festive florals and wreaths just in time for the holiday season! This is a great way to support our work and add an extra spark of holiday spirit to any decor. There are two options for spreading holiday cheer this year:

  • Purchase vouchers for yourself and for others as gifts. Or...
  • Sponsor an item and our students will pick up that item and deliver it with smiles, and accompanied by Faith, our Certified Therapy Dog to area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Everyone deserves a little holiday cheer and we will spread some with your help!

What Is Mentoring?

Explore the world of mentoring with our show Light The Spark hosted by our Founder and CEO, Char Pachniak. Light The Spark features guests who share their experiences and wisdom about mentoring and offers a wealth of information about Horizons4Girls. You can see all of our videos here.

Faith Says Become A Mentor!

Faith of Faith's Family & Friends and Horizons4Girls sees the wonder of mentors at work everyday. She shares this quote today: "Show me a successful individual and I'll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don't care what you do for a living—if you do it well I'm sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor." — Denzel Washington. Information at www.horizons4girls.com Mentoring Research

Faith of Faith's Family & Friends wants to thank you all so much for your help with our Christmas Cookie Event! Thanks to your generous sponsorship, Horizons4Girls students and Faith delivered dozens and dozens of cookies to Rocky Knoll Nursing Home! Please visit our blog to see photos.

Needed 1-2 Administrative/Program Assistants

These volunteers will work directly with Founder, CEO Char Pachniak working in various areas such as programming, communications, fund raising, marketing. These are largely self-directed positions with flexible scheduling.

Design your dream job and make a difference in the lives of today's teens.

Wisconsin mentor of the year

This is just one of many great opportunities with Horizons4Girls. Please be sure to view them all.

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Faith says "Make a difference ~ be a mentor!"

You can make a difference in so many ways - check it out!

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