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

Get Involved!

Horizons4Girls has so many very exciting events lined up for summer, 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:

Triathlon Volunteers

Elkhart Lake Triathlon Saturday, June 10, 2017. Help from volunteers is very important to the success of this event and there are numerous positions available. Please call our CEO, Char Pachniak at (920)254-5284 with any questions or contact us via email.

Friday 6/9:
Set up 12 - 4pm
Registration 4 - 9pm

Saturday 6/10:
Body marking 5:30am- 7:30am
Beach line up until 9am
Transition guidance 7:30-11am

Direct run / bike routes / water stations 7:45am -12:30pm
Timing / collecting chips / finishing line food 8:30am-12pm
Tear down 12:30pm

Marathon Course Volunteers

We will be providing the course marshals and water station volunteers for this half marathon that goes along Old Plank Road trail between Kohler and Plymouth. This is a late afternoon/early evening event for those competitive spirits. This enables Horizons4Girls to raise funds to continue their successful county-wide mentoring program for teen girls. Click here to volunteer!

Brat Day Volunters

If chosen again this year Horizons4Girls earns a donation based on the number of volunteers that sign up under their non-profit. What as great was to enjoy the 'party' and help a non-profit! Click here to volunteer!

Horizons4Girls First Annual 5K To Stop Bullying

Horizons4Girls is excited to announce their first annual 5K to stop bullying on Saturday in September as part of the Sheboygan Squared Harvest Fest. This event will take place before the official start of the day's events on the Riverfront. Runners and walker can pick up their packet and t-shirt in the parking lot near Pier 17 between 7-8am. The route will go down Penn Avenue to Broughton Drive to Michigan Avenue, to 8th Street, South to Virginia Avenue and back to the Harvest Fest grounds on the Riverfront. Unique to this event is a school competition. The school raising the most funds per capita will receive a $200 grant to use as they wish to fight bullying.



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.

See More Exciting Opportunities

Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour (2nd Annual)

What: A free Three Day self-guided Tour of Artists' Studios, Galleries, Boutiques

"Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour," Three Day Self-Guided Spring Art Tour A Behind the Scenes Arts Experience at Area Artists' Studios, Galleries, and Boutiques

Where: The Plymouth Arts Center, (presenting organization and tour headquarters) is located at 520 East Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth, WI. Look for brightly colored signs marking each of the 18 Art Tour sites in and out of town. For more information, please call the Arts Center at (920) 892-8409 or email: info@plymoutharts.org. The event is generously sponsored by Sargento Foods.

Free tour dates:
June 2, 3, & 4 , 2017
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Gallery 110 North Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 3:00pm. We are closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission to the Gallery is always FREE!

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

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