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Horizons Students Explore and Create!

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Horizons Students Love STEM!

Horizons Students Love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) >> Continue Reading ...

Horizons Students Learn to Read -- Then Read to Learn

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Why Every Horizons Student Learns to Swim

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It's National Summer Learning Day 2018!

Today is National Summer Learning Day – a time to recognize and affirm the importance of learning throughout every summer of childhood. Continue Reading ...

Help Spread the Word: #AfterschoolWorks

On Thursday, April 19, we support National Day of Action for Afterschool programs -- and hope you will too!  Continue Reading ...

In Appreciation of Horizons Teachers

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day! But one day is just not enough – we appreciate our Horizons teachers every day of the year, because teachers are the core of every Horizons program from coast to coast. Continue Reading ...

Horizons Celebrates National College Signing Day Alongside Michelle Obama and 'Better Make Room'

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Horizons: Where Mentoring Thrives

Everyone understands the value of a good mentoring relationship, for both mentor and mentee, but not everyone is quite so sure about how those relationships get started and sustained. At Horizons, we see mentoring is a natural part of the program. When Josh, a college student who grew up in his local Horizons program from first grade through high school, looks back on his experience, certain people stand out – teachers, friends, and some he considers mentors. Continue Reading ...

"There is No Better Investment"

As part of our year-round, out-of-school-time approach to teaching, Horizons believes in the value of summer education, especially for low-income children. We’ve seen first-hand how a high-quality summer program can engage at-risk students with their own learning – from reading to STEM to arts to swimming. And we’re not alone. This week, CNBC interviewed Margaret McKenna, chair of the National Summer Learning Association (and former Walmart Foundation president), along with Jim Quinn, NSLA vice chair (and retired Tiffany & Co. president) about the importance of summer learning. Noting that the “summer slide” affects low-income students more profoundly, accounting for some 50% of the achievement gap by the time students reach 9th grade, McKenna sees summer learning as a very effective solution. In fact, she observes, “to invest in summer learning is the best return on investment.” Her NSLA colleague Quinn agrees. He believes attributes like talent, drive, and ambition are distributed ... Continue Reading ...

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