Horizons students are engaged in building valuable skills, cultivating long-lasting relationships, and are better prepared for the following school year. With optimal student-to-teacher ratios, students are given ample individual attention and are offered opportunities that they might otherwise not have.

Organizational Goals

  • Improve student academic achievement 
  • Achieve 97% or higher high school graduation rates among Horizons participants
  • Encourage parental participation in their child’s education
  • Encourage students to set and achieve post-secondary goals
  • Increase awareness of healthy lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, and social-emotional health
  • Ensure that students have adequate healthy food
  • Develop interpersonal/intrapersonal skills, increase self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Cultivate a sense of responsibility and creative problem-solving skills
  • Teach students how to swim to increase confidence through personal skill development
  • Ensure that students and families know they are part of a caring community

Spotlight on Outcomes

  • Horizons students gain an average of 2-4 months of academic skills during the six-week program
  • In 2022, more than 40 percent of Horizons faculty, staff, and volunteers were Horizons Colorado alumni
  • 100% of our students learn how to swim
  • We provide 12,180 nutritious meals throughout our 6-week summer program