Families and schools often worry about “summer learning loss” – the decline in academic skills that students experience during the summer months. For decades, Horizons has worked to combat summer learning loss by supporting academic and non-academic development through out-of-school learning programs that engage, stimulate, and enrich students’ lives.
When students join the Horizons program, we make a commitment for a minimum of 9 years. This practice of reinforcing relationships and learning over time is at the heart of Horizons’ success at narrowing gaps of opportunity. Recently, a study was published in American Educational Research Journal that supports Horizons’ approach, particularly our belief in the importance of serving students for multiple years.