“For many of our families, scholars, staff and stakeholders, Horizons represents a powerful community of love – love of learning, love of ourselves and each other and love of our communities,” said Campbell.
According to Campbell, Horizons Atlanta’s programs have resulted in measurable gains for their students, including improvements in reading, math, swim skills and water confidence, social skills, self-esteem, school-year attendance and high-school graduation rates. Horizon Atlanta’s staff also understands that in order for their scholars to be the best people they can be, they need support in more areas than just academics.
“The losses of the past year extend far beyond learning, and we must gather as a community to begin the work of healing, to invest in mental health, and ensure that our 1,270 scholars’ basic needs – including PPE, meals, devices and internet connectivity – are met,” said Campbell.
Services: Horizons Atlanta provides summer learning opportunities, currently including virtual learning. During the coronavirus pandemic it expanded its services to include more year-round services, including online literacy and mathematics learning applications, customized take home learning kits, virtual field trips and weekly meal distribution and grocery store gift cards to address food insecurity.
Where supplies have gone: Horizons Atlanta serves metro Atlanta public school students from underserved communities.
Where to donate: Visit horizonsatlanta.org/your-support/donate-now/.
If you are involved in or know of an organization working to bring relief to the Atlanta community during the coronavirus pandemic OR you are with an organization with supplies that you don’t know where to donate, please email us at Shannon.n.Dominy@gmail.com.