About

About Us

Mission

Horizons Youth Services, which began in 1983, helps young people obtain the quality education and relevant job training skills they need to be competitive in today’s rapidly-changing job market. HYS also focuses on providing young people with important life skills and a sense of responsibility that enables them to be productive citizens who can and do improve their communities and their world. Horizons Youth Service believes that programs must focus on the entire person, not just on educational and job training skills. As a result, Horizons Youth Services has developed and operated numerous innovative youth programs throughout its 30-year history that focus on leadership training and team development, including training specifically for Student Government officers at Job Corps centers. For more information about this innovative leadership training program, please click here.    

Centers

Horizons Youth Services provides Job Corps center operations for the U.S. Department of Labor at the following centers: Muhlenberg Job Corps Center in Greenville, Kentucky; Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky; and Charleston Job Corps Center in Charleston, West Virginia. In addition to operating the Job Corps Centers, HYS manages Outreach and Admission operations for the entire state of  Pennsylvania. HYS also partners as a subcontractor with Serrato Corp., operator of the Cleveland Job Corps Center in Ohio, and with Education and Training Resources, operator of the Turner Job Corps Center in Georgia.

Purpose

Horizons Youth Services helps young people build bright futures for themselves and their communities by focusing on the development of skills that unleash the potential in them to become productive citizens. To be productive citizens, young people must:
  • Understand and live by the values of honesty, respect and dependability.
  • Be committed to continuous self-improvement and life-long learning.
  • Contribute to and serve their communities.

Commitment

Horizons Youth Services creates dynamic and responsive educational environments that enable young people to develop the knowledge, abilities and skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market, position themselves for future success, and create a love of knowledge, education and civic responsibility that will benefit them throughout their lives.