Student & Community Impact

Horizons transforms the way students see themselves and their world. And the results are measurable.

The Result

The need to improve educational outcomes and open up opportunities for low-income students is creating demand for Horizons programs in communities across the country.

What do students get out of their Horizons experience?

Reading and math skills improve significantly, and students return to their schools excited to learn. They graduate from high school and go on to college or other post-secondary training. Horizons students develop life skills like commitment, persistence, and the desire to contribute to their community. With the tools to navigate their world, Horizons students embrace a more expansive view of what’s possible, and find a path of success.

How do you measure success?

At Horizons, we capture a broad range of information and use that data for continuous improvement. Since 1995, Horizons National has worked closely with third-party evaluators and education data companies, including Yale University, Amplify, and Renaissance Learning, to assess the effectiveness of the program. Key findings demonstrate that Horizons students, who represent a broad range of learning styles and ability, achieve success in school and beyond:

  • Consistent gains of 8-12 weeks grade equivalence in reading and math over each 6-week summer session
  • High school graduation rate of (on average) 97%
  • Increased school attendance
  • Improved self-esteem