Horizons Greater Washington

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Horizons Greater Washington (horizonsgreaterwashington.org) prepares students from low-income families to succeed by building academic and life skills outside the traditional school year. The organization fosters a joyful environment full of academic, artistic and athletic activities that inspire young minds and build a love of learning. Students attend the Horizons program for nine years, from kindergarten through eighth grade. Horizons serves nearly 400 students annually.

Headquartered: Washington, D.C.

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides a classroom with supplies.
• $1,000 serves a healthy breakfast to all students for one program day.
• $10,000 supports a classroom with a professional teacher and two assistant teachers.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Weekly: Share your career or hobby with students, or assist with classroom activities.