Bill Milliken, Founder of Communities in Schools, once said, "Programs don't change children, relationships do." Horizons builds long-lasting relationships with all of our students that provide them with the support, skills, and confidence to realize their full potential, despite the significant obstacles they face. Once enrolled in Horizons, students are encouraged to stay with the program through high school graduation.
The commitment of faculty and staff is critical to our ability to foster long-lasting relationships with our students and their families. We have a host school, program staff, summer staff and board who are all firmly committed to our program. Horizons core values include empowering students, encouraging risk taking, and working collaboratively in a community that nurtures trust and respect. We are an inclusive community, and a place where kids feel they truly belong.
- Horizons summer Lead Teachers have an average tenure of 3 years of service, with a combined 300 total years of service.
- Approximately 45% of our Teaching Assistants are Horizons students or graduates themselves.