Congressman Jim Himes Visits Horizons Program

Congressman Jim Himes visited NCC on July 31 to tour the Horizons summer enrichment program and read a picture book to the children.

Horizons National is a tuition-free, academic and enrichment program serving low-income, public school students on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, and universities across the country.

NCC has hosted Horizons for more than four years. In small classes led by professional teachers, students dive into a rich curriculum with a focus on reading, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and art. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities. The students receive additional support throughout the school year.

Horizons National transforms the way students see themselves and their future. Their reading and math skills improve significantly. They return to school excited to learn. They graduate from high school and go on to attend college or other post-secondary training. With a network of support behind them, Horizons students embrace a more expansive view of what’s possible.

Horizons National has its roots in Connecticut. The first Horizons program started in 1964 at New Canaan Country School to serve low-income families in lower Fairfield County. Today, the organization is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.