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
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:
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. We need 35 volunteers to help make a difference. Click here to volunteer!
If chosen again this year Horizons4Girls earns a donation based on the number of volunteers that sign up under their non-profit. We need 30 volunteers for brat days to confirm by 7/11. What a great was to enjoy the 'party' and help a non-profit! Click here to volunteer!
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. Join the fun and click below to register now!
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.
Design your dream job and make a difference in the lives of today's teens.
This is just one of many great opportunities with Horizons4Girls. Please be sure to view them all.
You can make a difference in so many ways - check it out!