Horizons Greater Washington (horizonsgreaterwashington.org) prepares students from low-income families to succeed by building academic and life skills outside the traditional school year. Horizons 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 currently serves more than 370 students.
Headquartered: Washington, D.C.
Serves: Metro region
What a donation buys:
- $250 provides a classroom with supplies and healthy snacks.
- $1,000 replenishes supplies in a STEAM makerspace.
- $10,000 pays to hire two additional reading specialists.
- Weekly: Volunteer to assist teachers and support students in the classroom.