Summer Slide

Research suggests the majority of the achievement gap is attributable to “summer slide,” the accumulated lack of summer experiences that cause a child to lose academic ground. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the majority of students from under-served communities do not participate in enriching, constructive summertime activities, and too often return to school even further behind their more fortunate peers.

Horizons Bridgeport addresses the opportunity and achievement gap for under-served students by offering our range of academic and healthy youth development programs free of charge to the community. Students benefit from long term participation in our signature six-week summer learning program and through after school and special weekend programs.

What is the summer slide? Watch this video to learn more: