Horizons Atlanta

Kennesaw State University (Paulding County) April 2021

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Welcome to Horizons at KSU!

Horizons Atlanta is a six-week summer learning experience that supports students from underserved communities throughout their K–12 academic careers. We believe all children, regardless of income, should have the opportunity to realize their potential.


Horizons programs help make that happen. All across metro Atlanta, our scholars discover the joy of learning, skills for success, and inspiration to achieve their dreams.

Students begin their Horizons journey as early as Kindergarten and return year after year through high school. It is this long-term, deep engagement with our scholars that helps them thrive, regardless of their academic standing when they first entered our program.

In the project-based Horizons approach, our scholars learn by doing. They become inspired as they explore reading, math, science, music, theater, art, swimming, and other activities that cultivate creativity and leadership. And it works. Once a student is enrolled in Horizons, anything seems possible.

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Horizons Atlanta at Kennesaw State University is 100% full! Thank you parents!

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You can pay your registration fee with Venmo. Safe and Secure.

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Horizons Scholars will need a Paulding County library card before summer!

Please make sure your child has a Paulding County library card before June 7th. Scholars will checkout books from the local library every Friday! Please see the link below for information on how to register your child for a library card!


http://www.wgrls.org/services/librarycard/

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Picture Books About Spring

Spring is the time to celebrate Earth and all the gifts Mother Nature has to offer! Here’s a round-up of our favorite books about spring that will have you wanting to get outside and dig in the dirt (or at least enjoy the sunshine).

Good Books for 12 & 13 Year Olds

The tween years are full of excitement, change and looking forward to the future. Leaving childhood behind can be a scary prospect, but there are some wonderful books to take along on this journey. Check out these great reads for tweens.


https://www.richlandlibrary.com/kids/good-books-12-13-year-olds

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These Easter science and STEM activities will make learning fun this Easter season! From simple science experiments to engineering and STEM, these Easter themed science activities are sure to be a hit with your kids. So grab the eggs and Easter candy and have a blast learning science this Spring!
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Expanding Impact, Expanding Horizons!

For decades, Horizons has been working to close gaps in opportunity, helping students from under-resourced communities live empowered, choice-filled lives.

COVID-19 is further demonstrating the strength of the Horizons network. We are harnessing the power and knowledge of leaders at more than 60 sites across the country who are experts in out-of-school academic, enrichment, and social emotional programs. Because our model is designed to be flexible and responsive to each community's needs, we are rethinking, and in some cases reimagining, Horizons programs to meet students and their families where they are until we can be together again.

From ensuring that families' basic needs are met, to preparing the academic, social, and emotional supports that will help students succeed – Horizons is on the front lines responding to this crisis.

With over 60 affiliate sites in 19 states, Horizons is not a one-time intervention; students and teachers stay with Horizons for years, building ongoing relationships that nurture each child. Horizons students are thriving, as they discover a world of opportunities.

Horizons Ahead: Bridging the COVID Divide
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Helping Struggling Readers

Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that nearly half of all parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. Unfortunately, the older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. If a child can't read well by the end of third grade, odds are that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating.


Early identification is crucial. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate! Learn about reading difficulties, get your child assessed, find out what you can do to help your struggling reader, and don't give up!

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Horizons Atlanta @ Kennesaw State University Video

Click here to see our Horizons Scholars in action!

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Your Support

It is because of generous donors like you that we are able to realize our goal of providing a transformative educational summer enrichment program through which our scholars acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that will make them more successful in school and in life.


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Other Ways to Give

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It is because of generous donors like yourself that we are able to realize our goal of providing a transformative educational summer enrichment program through which our scholars acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that will make them more successful in school and in life.
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Scholars should use Lexia Core 5 daily for a minimum of 20 minutes. Please remind your child to login to Lexia daily and work for 20 minutes. You will see improvement in his/her reading comprehension, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary. This is a free resource for Horizons Scholars!
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Scholars should be using IXL Math and Language Arts daily for 20 minutes. This is another free resource for Horizons Scholars. Please remind your child to login to IXL daily and work on math and Language Arts for 20 minutes.
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