Horizons Student Enrichment Program
Save the Date! Our 21st Anniversary Gala, Havana on the Horizon honoring Maggie Riker will be Saturday, November 12, 2016. Click here for event, sponsorship and ticket information.
2016 Honoree Maggie Riker, photo courtesy of Avery Brighton, Shine Bright Studios.
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Horizons at Rumson Country Day School has operated on our campus for nineteen years. Each summer, Horizons offers a six-week academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program to at-risk students from a diverse, low-income population. Our students are in grades K-8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area. Horizons' goal is to offer more than 150 students the opportunity to attend Horizons during the summer.
- To prevent or reduce summer learning loss amongst Horizons students
- To foster lifelong desire for learning
- To provide cultural experiences and social growth
- To insure that all Horizons children learn to swim, an important life skill that saves lives and builds confidence
Volunteers are an essential component of the Horizons programs. Volunteers support our professional teachers, offer cultural and recreational programs, and assist our chef in providing nutritional meals. Many RCDS alumni and their parents serve as volunteers to the Horizons children. Volunteer applications for Summer 2016 are now available.
Horizons is able to operate thanks to the generous support from Rumson Country Day School, community-minded individuals, foundations, corporations and other charitable organizations. The cost of sending one child to Horizons for the summer is approximately $2,200.
Best in the Nation
Horizons National received the 2010 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association. Horizons also earned national recognition from the Wallace Foundation as one of the premier summer learning programs.
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