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A promise to every student. Ten extraordinary summers.

The Program

Our unique approach combines project-based academic learning, field trips, and swimming instruction. For six weeks each summer, students explore science, music, theater, and art, in addition to reading and math lessons to combat what is known as “the Summer Slide.”


We Believe in the Promise of
Opportunity for All Children

The Problem The Problem Massachusetts consistently ranks #1 in education; it also has the country's greatest opportunity and achievement gaps between low-income students and their more fortunate peers. Learn More
The Opportunity The Opportunity Thanks to our active community, Horizons students have the chance to discover the joy of learning, the skills necessary for success and the inspiration to realize their dreams. Learn More
The Results The Results Increased school attendance. Improved self esteem. Better grades. A love of learning. Curiosity about the world. Horizons students gain the confidence to navigate challenges and succeed in life. Learn More

Horizons exists so that every young person can thrive despite an education system that was not built for them. Our model works because all children want the chance to realize their goals, and we want to help them get there.

94% Average attendance rate Our students and families are committed to our program - and we are committed to them.
97% of Horizons high school students graduate on time Students show improved attendance, academic performance, leadership skills, and classroom participation.
100% of students make learning gains each summer On average, students gain 2-3 months in reading and math over each summer session.

In Their Words

Student Spotlight: Gabe’s Story Student Spotlight: Jasani’s Story Student Spotlight: Erik’s Story