A HUGE thank you goes to the 77 donors that supported Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's during this year's Horizons Giving Day. We collected $17,510 in donations which exceeded our goal of $15,000. The day ended on the Chester River Packet enjoying a beautiful sunset with good friends and delicious food prepared by Occasions Catering. I speak for the entire organization when I say that our hearts were touched by the generosity and support that we received from our community. We thank all that made Horizons Giving Day a special day to remember fondly. The funds we collected will enable us to continue our good work providing enrichment opportunities for local low-income students.
If you are interested in working with promising students this summer to make a difference in their lives, please consider joining the Horizons team at Kent School in Chestertown or The Gunston School in Centreville. We have a variety of positions available such as middle school teachers, assistants, and interns. Our program serves Pre-K through grade 8 students and will begin on June 24th and conclude on August 2nd. We offer two hours of instructional time in reading and math as well as enrichment lessons, field trips, and a swimming program two days a week. If you want to spend the summer working with a great group of people committed to outstanding work, send a letter of interest, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's
116 S. Lynchburg St., Suite B,
Chestertown, MD 21620
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's is also looking for a person that would be interested in working with us for a period of one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. It would be a great opportunity to learn more about our program and the management of a nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit:
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.