Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Enrichment Outings of Horizons for Youth

James R. Carey has served more than 15 years as an attorney and a partner with the Chicagoland trust and estate dispute resolution and litigation firm Levin Schreder & Carey, Ltd. Outside of his work as an attorney, James R. Carey supports multiple charitable local organizations including Horizons for Youth.

Serving the low-resource neighborhoods of Chicago for more than 25 years, Horizons for Youth provides a range of educational programs for young people. In addition to its scholarship opportunities and regularly scheduled tutoring/counseling services, the organization sponsors an ongoing series of special events through its Enrichment Outings division.

Enrichment Outings take place on a monthly basis and incorporate a wide variety of fun and informative activities. Aimed at young people who are engaged in the Horizons for Youth Big Sibling program, these events are designed for attendance with individual Big Sibling mentors. In addition to teaching kids about subjects such as art, science, and civic engagement, Enrichment Outings provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to get to know one another far better. Recent Enrichment Outings have included celebrations of Black History Month and visits to local museums such as the Garfield Park Conservatory and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Horizons for Youth's High School Program

The recipient of a juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, James R. Carey of Chicago has over 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Outside of his present focus in trust and estate dispute resolution, attorney James R. Carey is an active supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations, including Chicago's Horizons for Youth.

Horizons for Youth was founded in 1990 with the goals of providing young people with quality education and strong adult support systems. One of the programs that works toward both of those goals is its multi-faceted High School Program, which prepares students to not only gain admission into college, but to succeed in whichever career they choose. To increase the likelihood of student success, the organization works with individual students to identify the right university to meet their particular academic and personal needs. This process involves campus visits to as many as 10 different schools as well as extensive research.

Securing financial help for post-secondary education is another pillar of Horizons for Youth's High School Program. Its officers identify and assist students with the application process for financial aid, grants, and scholarships. Since the program was created in 2010, every one of its high school graduates has attended college.