Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s to hold Giving Day on May 16th
Proceeds to Benefit Students with Limited Economic Means in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties
Chestertown, MD (May 7, 2018)—Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s—a summer academic and cultural enrichment program for students with limited economic means—will participate in the nationwide Horizons Giving Day on Wednesday, May16th. Giving Day proceeds will support Horizons’ critical summer program for bright children with limited economic means in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. Donations can be made online now through May 16th at: https://www.horizonsgivingday.org/organizations/horizons-of-kent-and-queen-anne-s.
Many children with limited economic means experience the academic “summer slide” when the school year is over. Often, it is a predictor of truancy, high school drop-out rates, eventual unemployment—and worse. “Over the summer, disadvantaged children tread water at best or even fall behind,” says Bob Parks, Horizons’ Executive Director. “They suffer an achievement gap that’s hard to recover from. Horizons Giving Day allows us to raise awareness and donations, so we can expand the number of at-risk children we serve. Small gifts make a big impact.”
About Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s
Since 1995, the Horizons summer learning program has served hundreds of Kent and Queen Anne’s County children at or below the poverty level, as part of a growing national initiative to reduce the summer slide.The six-week program headquartered at Kent School in Chestertown, The Gunston School in Centreville, and Washington College in Chestertown serves 180 kids from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s is one of 51 affiliates of the Horizons National summer learning program. The summer program employs an experiential model of teaching that focuses on reading, writing, and math. Students not only improve academically, but learn to swim and participate in activities that foster creativity, confidence, citizenship, and good health.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s relies on donations and private grants for the majority of its work. We need community support to make our program possible. Please consider contributing to our work by making a donation today.