The Family Program at Horizons encourages families to get involved. Studies have shown that active family involvement correlates to increased academic success and positive social behavior for our students. Horizons families make an effort to participate in our programming, from our Holiday Dinner to our Teacher Appreciation lunch. Family workshops and ESL classes are offered concurrently with the school year student enrichment programming. We restructured our Family Council to be more efficient and 31 parents took on the role as Family Grade Reps and met monthly with Horizons Staff and shared the information with their grades. Topics for these meetings included: re-enrollment process, high school information and our newly launched Alumni Association. This summer, twenty family members participated in our weekly adult swim lessons and made major strides in learning how to swim. Our families recognize the value of the experience their student/students are receiving through the Horizons program and they work to make their own contribution by being actively engaged and involved.