We need your support
Connecticut has the widest gap in the nation between the academic performance of students from low-income families and their more affluent peers. The ultimate and most distressing consequence of this achievement gap is that only 60% of the nation’s low-income youth will graduate from high school. And only one in three will go to college.
Our Horizons students are beating the averages. 100% graduate from high school and 95% attend college or post-secondary education. These young men and women are breaking the cycle of poverty. They are becoming productive members of their communities. They make us proud every day.
Horizons relies on the generous support of funders who believe in leveling the playing field for low-income students. Gifts to Horizons directly support our year round K-12 programs. (All operating costs of our program are covered by our Board of Directors and Governors.)
Here are just a few of the ways you can make a difference:
|$500||Sends our K-1 students to a Summer Theatre of New Canaan production|
|$1,000||Purchases art supplies for the K-8 Summer Program|
|$1,200||Provides weekly tutoring to one struggling student|
|$1,500||Buys wood shop supplies for our 6-week Summer Program|
|$2,700||Supports a K-8 student through the Summer Program|
|$3,600||Provides annual instrument rentals for the Music Academy|
|$5,000||Takes high school students on 5 regional college tours|
|$5,200||Funds the Horizons Tennis Academy for one year|
|$7,500||Allows Horizons juniors and seniors to meet with our college counselor|
|$16,000||Provides college aid stipends to Horizons graduates|
|$45,000||Feeds breakfast and lunch to almost 300 students during the summer|