Since 2000, Horizons Greater Washington has provided an award-winning academic and enrichment program for students residing in underserved communities in Washington, DC and Maryland. Its tuition-free summer program and Saturday Academy address the opportunity gap that exists between underserved students and their wealthier peers.
High-quality instruction, hands-on experiential learning, and individualized support from skilled professional teachers are the pillars of Horizons’ model.
When a student enrolls in Horizons Greater Washington, they join a learning community that extends year-round, with a signature five-week summer program, through 8th grade. Horizons Greater Washington students, all of whom are free-or-reduced-lunch qualified, come from over 70 local schools in underserved communities in Washington, DC and Maryland.
To advance educational equity, Horizons removes barriers that stand in the way of participation. Horizons provides a high-quality and accessible program experience through round-trip transportation, meals (breakfast, lunch, and snacks), and all teaching and learning supplies students need to fully participate.
Returning year-after-year, Horizons scholars, staff, and families develop deep, trusting relationships.