Welcome

Horizons is a transformational, community-centered program proven to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income children. A national network of locally vested programs, Horizons offers a high-quality learning experience outside of the traditional school year that supports academic achievement and healthy youth development.

About

We believe all children, regardless of income, should have the opportunity to realize their potential.

Horizons programs help make that happen. All across the country, low-income students discover the joy of learning, skills for success, and inspiration to achieve their dreams.

Students begin their Horizons journey as early as pre-kindergarten and return year after year through high school. It’s a long-term and deep engagement with students who come to us with a broad range of academic ability. Given this opportunity, Horizons students thrive.

In the project-based Horizons approach, kids “learn by doing.” They become inspired as they explore reading, math, science, music, theater, art, swimming, and other activities that cultivate creativity and leadership. And it works. Once a student is enrolled in Horizons, anything seems possible.

Horizons at a Glance

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8 - 12 Weeks
Consistent gains in reading and math over each 6-week summer session.
5,000 Students Served in 2017
84% of Horizons students return year-after-year.
18 States
And counting! Horizons continues to expand across the country.
789 Teachers
Horizons classrooms have a ratio of 1 teacher to every 5 students.
827 Volunteers
Volunteers share their expertise and experience with Horizons students.
585 Public School
Partners
Our students come from public schools who work with Horizons.
52 Independent School, College, and University Communities
Horizons students benefit from the rich resources these schools can provide.
178 Horizons Graduate Assistants
Horizons graduates often return as teaching assistants, and many pursue careers in education.