We see the way the world treats our students; I see the way that society treats them... I know Horizons treats them differently. Horizons treats them with respect and recognizes them for the people that they are. Because of Horizons, I have seen my students learn to swim, learn to read sheet music, learn to computer engineer, keep up on their studies after school and throughout summer - to me, that is equity. I have learned that enrichment is for all children, and when given those enrichment opportunities, our children will meet the expectations set for them and actually go way beyond them. This isn't just something cute for kids to do in the summer, it is something they need and deserve.
Chris Guidarelli teaches at PS 307 during the school year, and in summer teaches in the Horizons program at Brooklyn Friends School, where he's also the Horizons middle school coordinator.