Supporting students to overcome educational inequities in the Greater Philadelphia area

Inspiring Minds, Building Community, Transforming Lives


Horizons transforms the way students see themselves and their future. On average, Horizons students advance two to three months in reading and math skills each summer, have higher school-year attendance, and are more likely to graduate from high school. They return to school each year prepared and excited to learn. With a network of support behind them, Horizons Greater Philadelphia students embrace an expansive view of what is possible.

Evaluations consistently find that over one six-week summer session, Horizons students:

  • Improve social skills
  • Improve self-confidence and motivation
  • Have greater willingness to try new things
  • Improve school-year attendance
  • Develop greater interest in nutrition
  • Learn to swim
  • Have high satisfaction with the program