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Stories of the Horizons Summer

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Happy National Summer Learning Week! We're proud to join students, families, communities, and fellow organizations this week to celebrate the importance of keeping kids safe, healthy, and learning during the summer, ensuring they return to school feeling confident and ready.

Summers at Horizons just keep getting better! Across the Horizons Network, students are building their literacy and math skills, forming relationships with peers and teachers, learning to swim, enjoying engaging field trips, exploring new things like cooking and karate, and so much more. Here are just a few highlights of an incredible summer so far!

Horizons Atlanta (GA) Regional Swim Meet -- this annual tradition brings together 3rd graders from each Horizons Atlanta site to compete in a Freestyle and/or Kickboard swim. Afterwards, all scholars were invited to participate in a "free swim" in the shallow end of the pool. Students loved making posters and cheering on their peers, and the joy and confidence was felt by all!




Horizons at Norwalk Community College (CT) field trip to the Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Buddhist Center for Universal Peace -- students in grades Pre-K through 8 had a special experience visiting the DNKL Buddhist Center. Students practiced meditation and yoga, created mandala sand art, learned about Buddhist traditions, and enjoyed the Center's outdoor grounds on a peaceful day.



Horizons at Greene Street Friends School (PA) chefs in the kitchen -- through the local Vetri Community Partnership, students had the opportunity to try their hands at different dishes. Students made a 'Mezze Platter' consisting of tabbouleh, Laffa bread, spiced yogurt dip, chickpea fritters, and grilled pineapple!




Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (GA) visit with State Senator Jason Esteves -- students in 3rd and 4th grade had the opportunity to meet Senator Esteves for a private tour of the state Capitol. Senator Esteves explained to students why state government is important, answered thoughtful questions, shared his bilingualism, and enjoyed speaking Spanish with some Horizons students!



Horizons Savannah (GA)'s swim team -- the Horizons Hurricanes Swim Team had an incredible end to their swim season. Students ages 9-14 placed 4th in the city's Rising Star Meet, and had 9 swimmers qualify for the upcoming City Meet. Plus, 8 swimmers placed in the top 5 in their age group! Congratulations to the amazing swimmers!



Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's (MD) sailing lessons -- through a partnership with the local Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School, 4th grade students are getting out on the water. Students are learning about water safety, tying proper knots, measuring distance, and even hoisting the sails! 



Horizons at Sacred Heart University (CT)'s  budding artists -- students are practicing their creativity by learning about different artists like Alma Woodley Thomas and Diego Rivera, then creating their own inspired artwork. Here, 6th grade students create art inspired by Romare Bearden.




Horizons Colorado (CO) author visit -- Horizons welcomed children's author and illustrator Dow Phumiruk for an engaging visit! Students had the opportunity to read one of Dow's books, ask many questions, and even each received a signed book! 


Be sure you're following Horizons National on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the incredible things happening across our Network this summer! 


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