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.
One of the highlights of the work with students includes over 3,000 hours of community service, working at festivals such as HarvestFest, as well as working at Triathlons, Marathons and various events. Monthly, students visited assisted living residents. Of significance is Horizons4Gils annual Christmas cookie delivery to Rocky Knoll, this past Christmas delivering 72 dozen cookies, room to room.
The result of these long-term relationships between mentors and students resulted in 6 additional graduations, totally 32 graduations in the 6+ years of Horions4Girls. Successes this year also included: two successful college enrollments, with one student receiving 4 scholarships, 20 successful job applications, 2 paid internships and even two students becoming peer to peer mentors.
All this is made possible by 12 certified mentors, dozens of presenters and numerous volunteers from a variety of sources. Those community members come from across Sheboygan County, sharing their various gifts and talents. More information can be found at horizons4gils.com.Char Pachniak