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How to Start a Program

Supporting your program’s launch and sustainability

When considering Horizons for your school, Horizons National is with you every step of the way, leveraging our 25+ years of experience to help you determine whether Horizons will meet the goals for your community. Horizons is a good fit for your school or university if you have:

  • Open campus space over the summer
  • A school community interested in supporting out-of-school and extended learning
  • An institutional Board of Directors (or equivalent body) interested in supporting the greater community
  • An advocate within the host school to lead the exploratory process
  • Stakeholders and donors who would like to see the school reach beyond its walls
Horizons National provides the tools you need to get started, including:

  • Training and support for the Executive Director, specialized staff, and Board
  • Consulting, including implementation and strategic planning
  • Guidance on developing key relationships in target schools and communities
  • Assistance with identifying and cultivating prospective affiliate partners
  • Evaluation, student assessment, and marketing tools
  • Ongoing training, consulting, centralized data collection and analysis, professional development, and formal and informal opportunities for knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer connections with others in the Horizons Network
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