Tuition-free, all- girls community centered program expanding educational equity in Charleston.

Summer Slide

Research suggests the majority of the achievement gap is attributable to the “summer slide,” the accumulated lack of summer experiences that cause a child to lose academic ground. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, many students in under-resourced communities do not participate in enriching, constructive summertime activities, and too often return to school even further behind their peers.

Horizons aims to change this reality. Our programs serve students who might otherwise experience significant learning loss during the summer months, ensuring that every child has opportunities to learn and grow. By the end of each six-week summer session, Horizons students have typically gained at least 6 weeks of grade equivalence in reading and math - effectively reversing summer learning loss and sending students back to school feeling confident and ready!

What is summer learning loss? Watch this video to find out: