Serving under-resourced female students from Charleston, SC on the campus of Ashley Hall

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, the majority of students from low-income communities do not participate in enriching, constructive summertime activities, and too often return to school even further behind their more fortunate peers.

Horizons addresses the opportunity and achievement gaps for students from under-resourced communities by offering our range of academic and healthy youth development programs free of charge to the community. Students benefit from long-term participation in our signature six-week summer learning program and through after-school and special weekend programs.

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