Program Model

Horizons at DCD works with Scholars from Boston and Dedham communities

During their time with Horizons, Scholars typically exhibit improvements in academic, social-emotional, and athletic skills as a result of the support and curriculum they are exposed to.

Committing to Horizons results in the following:

  • Scholars experience gains of 6-10 weeks (on average) in reading and math skills.
  • Scholars are reading and comprehending on grade level by the 3rd grade.
  • Scholars show improved attendance, academic performance, leadership skills, and classroom participation during the regular school year.
  • Scholars build on public speaking, financial literacy and leadership skills every summer. 
  • 100% of students learn to swim.

Our Numbers

Horizons program results are consistent and measurable, year after year and across the affiliated sites nationwide.

  • 91% of students return (year after year)
  • 94% of students attend daily
  • 6,900 healthy meals are served
  • 185 total program hours are completed
  • 72 hours of music instruction are completed
  • 40 field trips are taken
  • 1 hour of exercise per day is completed
  • 300+ essential reading skills are learned in Pre-K to Grade 3 including phonics awareness, fluency and comprehension
  • 200+ books are donated to help students build their own personal home libraries