Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford

Kevin Thompson, Horizons Graduate

I thank... the Horizons program for helping to make me who I am today - learning to overcome hardships and believing that I deserved to have a different kind of life than the one that seems inevitable for at-risk youth growing up in poverty.  I continue to spread the messages Horizons taught me many years ago: to encourage creativity, to instill discipline, and to cherish those who put in effort, hard work, and perseverance. Horizons inspires children to reach for the stars. Horizons changes lives. And I can say - from the bottom of my heart - it changed mine forever.

 

As a Horizons student, Kevin Thompson learned to swim, and eventually became a state champion diver, earning a scholarship to the University of Connecticut.  After obtaining his master's degree, Kevin became a teacher and is now the High School Program Director at Horizons at New Canaan Country School.  

 

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