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
In the last year, Horizons4Girls has made a difference for MANY of our young women. Horizons4Girls has taught over 1,200 hours of life skills that include skills such as cooking, family budgeting and sewing. Horizons students and mentors spent over 200 hours gardening. Horizons has tallied over 3,000 hours on social skills that include communications, healthy skills, anger management, and even leadership skills. Horizons mentors and tutors have spent over 1,800 hours helping students with study skills and homework assignments including a session with the LTC portable electronics classroom visiting them at FCC, and over 70 field trips. More than 40 job shadowing experiences gave students the opportunity for on the job experiences.
Please read more to view the amazing results of our spark lighting and to better understand the powerful and positive impact of mentoring on our community.Read More
Horizons4Girls will hold their annual Masters Gallery 5K walk/run to prevent & educate Sheboygan County in the awareness of bullying and the affects it has on pre-teens and teens. Challenging our local schools to help promote a NO TOLERENCE ATTITUDE, WHEN IT COMES TO BULLYIING, we will promote Horizon4Girls 5K Walk Against Bullying to our Middle and High School Students. Having a "School Challenge Winner" ~ the highest percentage of donations to student enrollment from one of our Schools receives a check for $200 for their school's participation.
The 5K Walk/Run will kick off River Days, 2018 which would also help promote River Days. We will begin the 5K Walk/Run at Harvest Fest Days, registration is active now at horizons4girls.com and continues until the event. The 5K Walk/Run will begin and end at the River Days location.
Faith of Faith's Family & Friends reminds you it is National Mentoring Month. Her quote today: "The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." Steven Spielberg
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.
For the third consecutive year, Horizons4Girls is both humbled and honored to accept this letter of recognition from our mayor. It recognizes the power of mentoring and its measurable positive impact for our youth.
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 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
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.
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.
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