: Horizons is a community-based organization located in the North East sector of the Mission District of San Francisco and offers culturally and linguistically competent services, in English and Spanish, for the diverse population of the Mission District and the city and county of San Francisco. Horizons has a history of serving native, immigrant, and newcomer youth; and has been a major access point for our youth and their families Horizons was established in 1965 by a small group of concerned individuals to provide employment and education opportunities for under-served Latino youth. Horizons was originally a tutorial project of the Mission Rebels, a grassroots group that provided job training for at-risk youth; and in the 1970’s Horizons provided job readiness services through Federal work programs. Since 1985, we have offered substance abuse treatment and prevention services, youth specific employment services since 1990, gender specific (young women, violence prevention) since 1999, entrepreneurial services since 2000, gender specific (young men, violence prevention) since 2008, and mental health treatment services since 2012. Horizons provides culturally and linguistically competent high appeal programs that are based on best practices and youth development principles that promotes inclusiveness and youth becoming stakeholders in their own success. To achieve success, Horizons strives to provide a welcoming and safe environment, structured relevant and responsive services, caring and non-judgmental staff, who mirror the diversity of the population served, and standards that encourages attachment, belonging, and investment in self, family, and our community.
: Horizons is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population serviced. Horizons primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth.