For six weeks in early summer, Horizons students are taught by skilled and nurturing educational professionals in small classes that are academically and culturally diverse. The children who come to the program are recommended by teachers and counselors at their public elementary or middle school. After a healthy breakfast each day, children focus on targeted reading and mathematics lessons. The curriculum is student-centered and hands-on to maximize student engagement and retention. Our teachers tailor their instruction to address individual challenges, so the children can return to their classrooms in the fall performing at or above grade level. Afternoons are filled with swimming and water safety instruction, various on-campus enrichment activities, and field trips that teach students about their communities and the world.
Alumni of our summer program are eligible to receive one-to-one mentoring services during their high school years to help keep them on track for graduation with a plan for future success. The students and their mentors meet throughout the school year to talk about future goals, discuss career opportunities, and work through learning challenges. This valuable program is funded by a Kent Youth grant, a Kudner Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation grants as well as through generous donations from friends of Horizons.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's offers support to students from PreK through grade 12. Horizons is committed to inspiring, building, and transforming students to ensure that they will enjoy a bright future.
Inspiring, Building, Transforming
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.