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.