The need to create more opportunities for all young people to thrive and be successful is in sharp focus. The consequences of the opportunity gap reverberate long past high school to negatively affect employment, college attendance, college graduation, and career success. All of this has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In communities where out-of-school time learning programs are readily available, students get approximately 6,000 hours of extra learning by the 6th grade. Horizons is providing these opportunities for students from our three partner schools in the Philadelphia area every summer from kindergarten through high school.