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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Student Services

Mission: Horizons national student enrichment program inc (hn) is the central organization for an award-winning network of six-week summer academic enrichment programs. Since 1964, horizons has served low-income, public-school, k-8 students, supported by school-year components. Hn supports affiliates through centralized support services such as evaluation, communication, marketing, pr,and consulting services; planning and funding for affiliate program initiatives; other discretionary grants and expansion.

Programs: The leveraged learning initiative provides an academic framework for all horizon's programs, funding a reading specialist, student assessment software and training, a comprehensive data base and data analysis, as well as support for curriculum development and stem programming. This initiative has been critical to consistent program quality and model fidelity across affiliates, and to consistent academic gains of 2-3 months improvement each year in reading and math skills for horizons students over the last six years.

hn identifies and develops new sites, and provides seed funding which serves as the funding bridge while the new affiliate's board establishes itself in its community. Affiliates quickly achieve financial self sufficiency.

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