Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford

Programs

Horizons meets critical community needs. Were it not for Horizons, the children we serve would fall farther behind academically and socially and would likely fill their idle hours with activities that are, at best, unproductive and, at worst, unsafe. The amount of time school-age children are left alone triples over the summer, and low-income families have an especially hard time finding affordable, constructive activities for their children. Because Horizons parents are working long hours both during the week and on weekends, this problem persists during the school year.

Horizons at a Glance

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400 Children
We serve over 400 children every year in our summer, school year and high school programming.
85% Qualify
The vast majority of students we serve qualify for free and/or reduced lunch at their public schools.
100% Of our high school students graduate
Of our high school students graduate and 95% attend college and post-secondary education.
200 Hours
Our summer program has been proven to eliminate the summer slide. Each summer our students experience over 200 hours of educational enrichment.
100% Swim
All students in our summer program swim every single day. Swim instruction is part of our curriculum and we are determined to teach every student to swim.
86% Faculty Retention Rate
Our teachers have an average tenure of 10 years and are a major source of continuity in our community. Over 50% of our Teaching Assistants are Horizons grads themselves, serving a mentors and role models. Lasting connections create greater impact.
$1.7 Million
The annual budget for Horizons at NCCS raised annually from private sources to ensure that each child receives a full scholarship for our year-round programming.
100% Donor Dollars
The administrative and development costs of our program is covered by the Horizons Board and Board of Governors, so 100% of donor dollars goes directly to programming.