Transforming Lives

Today, too few children have the chance to learn and grow in an environment that helps them achieve their goals. But all around the country, Horizons programs are filling the gaps of opportunity for low-income students. By cultivating the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to realize their dreams, Horizons changes the trajectory of students’ lives, opening up a pathway to successful adulthood. 

  • Students achieve an average 8-12 week improvement in reading and math over each six-week summer session
  • A remarkable 91% of Horizons graduates attend college or other post-secondary training
  • Horizons programs become anchors in the community: we retain 84% of students and families year-to-year
  • Our deep commitment to improving the life of all Horizons students helps them engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates throughout the regular school year

 

“Gaps are visible in the big-picture discussions at the national level, systems-change conversations at the state level, and the realities of families’ lives at the community level. We need networks that can bridge these gaps to generate solutions that move from good ideas into effective action.” Silvia Dominguez, Ph.D., Northeastern University