Who We Serve
Horizons programs narrow the opportunity gap between underserved students in the United States and their more economically advantaged peers. While all children face the possibility of an annual “summer slide,” the accumulated lack of summer experiences that cause a child to lose academic ground, many underserved students do not have access to enriching and engaging summertime activities, and too often return to school having lost more ground than their more well-resourced peers with ample access to out-of-school-time programs.
Horizons programs target students from underserved communities to effectively address the opportunity gap by engaging scholars at no cost throughout their primary and secondary school years, teaching them essential skills needed to succeed in school and exposing them to a full-spectrum of life opportunities.
Horizons Atlanta provides its core six-week summer learning programs and additional year-round support to underserved metro Atlanta public school students who:
- Qualify as low-income based on participation in the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program
- Would benefit from intensive academic support (2/3 of our scholars perform below grade level in Reading and/or Math upon enrollment in the program)
- Can commit to meaningful participation and engagement over a six week period each summer, for multiple summers