The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School is a transformational summer education experience that helps students from low-income Rochester families succeed. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Horizons at Harley makes a nine-year commitment to students from the Rochester City School District, Kindergarten through 8th grade, and provides year-round support and mentorship for high school students. During the summer, students typically make two to three-month math and reading gains, a positive outcome that negates summer learning loss and ensures that students enter the new school year ready for the rigor of a new grade level. More than 95% of our 8th grade graduates have gone on to complete high school and more than 70% have gone on to higher education.
Horizons at Harley is a key contributor to ending the cycle of poverty that affects a significant percentage of young people in the city of Rochester. The program is community-centered and proven to close the opportunity gap for children from low-income families through long-term, deep engagement with students.
Horizons transforms the way students see themselves and their future.
Their reading and math skills improve significantly. They return to school excited to learn. They graduate from high school and go on to attend college or other post-secondary training. With a network of support behind them, Horizons students embrace a more expansive view of what’s possible.
Horizons at Harley is an affiliate of Horizons National, a network of 52 programs across the United States committed to offering a high-quality learning experience outside of the traditional school year.