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Why (and How) Summer Matters

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.

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Horizons Students Design Winning Face Masks to Raise Money for Horizons

So many things looked different this summer -- even our students’ faces! Face masks have become part of our everyday lives, and are critical to keeping our communities safe. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring!

Horizons teamed with supermodel Karolina Kurkova and fashion company Billie Blooms to launch a new Back to School mask collection featuring unique designs hand-drawn by Horizons students. All proceeds from the Billie Blooms + Horizons Back to School mask collection benefit Horizons and help us continue to support students and families as we all navigate the back-to-school season.

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