About Horizons Giving Day
It’s a highly effective way for Horizons affiliates to raise funds across the country. With our partners Facebook and Social Code, we combine state-of-the-art digital fundraising with local outreach to strengthen our existing programs and build new ones as well. Local giving stays local and gifts to Horizons National ensure continued outreach to new communities.
Last year, Horizons Giving Day was a huge success – the first online giving day hosted by a national affiliate organization, and the first to partner with Facebook. Each new program we open, dedicated to closing gaps in opportunity, skills, and achievement, helps transform students, families, and communities across the country.
Here’s the problem…
For the more than 32 million children living in low-income families, the obstacles to educational opportunity and economic mobility have never been greater.
- Every summer, low-income students experience a substantial and cumulative erosion of reading and math skills that can leave them years behind their peers.
- Summer learning loss is a primary cause of the persistent academic achievement gap.
- Low-income students are six times more likely to drop out of high school.
The Horizons solution…
Horizons has been closing opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income students for 20 years.
All across the country, for six weeks every summer, low-income students are discovering the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to achieve their dreams. Given this long-term commitment, they thrive.
Learn more about Horizons at www.horizonsnational.org