Founded in 1964 and expanding nationally since 1995, Horizons is a network of high-quality, tuition-free, immersive, academic and enrichment programs for children from low-income families. Horizons provides out-of-school-time supports for the duration of a child’s K-12th grade career.
After years of experience, Horizons has learned that forming a region of programs is an effective way to have the greatest impact on students, families, and the community. By establishing several Horizons affiliate sites in one area and drawing students from local elementary schools, Horizons has the opportunity to positively impact an entire district.
In 2019, Horizons Bridgeport was formed with its partner locations, Horizons at Greens Farms Academy, Horizons at Sacred Heart University, and Horizons at Notre Dame High School. Over the next 2-3 years, Horizons Bridgeport will expand to house 4 regionally coordinated sites, eventually enabling over 1,000 Bridgeport students to participate in Horizons and benefit from the rich resources of the region.
Each Horizons Bridgeport site is unique, representing the diverse traditions and opportunities of their host institutions and maintaining deep connections to their local communities. Our sites share best practices and professional development, enhance collaboration among teachers and students, and support the growth in Bridgeport programs.