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. 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.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly: Volunteer to assist teachers and support students in the classroom.
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  • Internship