Horizons Summer Supply Drive

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Dear Horizons Community,

At Horizons, we respond to the widening education gap in the DC area by providing a joyful summer full of intensive academics, engaging art projects, and robust aquatic activities. Each summer, Horizons students spend five weeks building their skills in reading and language arts, discovering new passions in STEAM, experiencing stellar swim instruction, broadening their learning through field trip experiences, and expanding their self-confidence and friendships. Our students learn in small classes, with incredible teachers, and in fantastic facilities.

Now, more than ever, our project-based curriculum will be critical to ensuring our students feel ready to take on the new school year. This year, we will welcome 430 students across our three sites (an increase of 11% over the prior summer) and we need your help!

As part of our commitment to removing barriers to learning and ensuring ALL of our students have everything they need to fully participate, our program is entirely cost-free. In addition to round-trip transportation and meals, we provide 6 books per student, STEAM project kits, equipment, school supplies, and high-quality art supplies. We help our students build their personal libraries, continue practicing and creating at home, and be better prepared for the school year.

This year, we are asking for the Horizons community support with raising needed funds to directly support our site level supply costs and ensure that our staff across our 3 program sites have what they need to provide a safe and comfortable program experience. Your support at the following levels will help to provide funding for:

  • $50 provides 5 cartons of Chlorox wipes or 12 packs of Purell hand sanitizer
  • $100 provides 48 bottles of sunscreen and 100 insect repellent wipes for outdoor activities
  • $150 provides kickboards for 5 students
  • $250 provides swimming fins for 5 students
  • $300 provides one COVID testing kit

We are so excited to provide our newest, youngest students and our returning students with another amazing Horizons summer experience.

Thank you,

The Team at Horizons Greater Washington