Yellow school buses rolled into the Norwalk Community College parking lot on June 27, bringing children to opening day of the annual Horizons at NCC summer program. The program runs through August 3.
Horizons is an academic and enrichment out-of-school program focused on closing the opportunity gap for low-income children from Norwalk.
The hallmark of the program is an intensive 6-week summer program at NCC to stem the “summer decline” in learning and retention. This year, 82 children from Norwalk who have just completed Pre-K to 5th grade are participating.
The program offers a strong academic base. In addition, the students learn to swim, participate in music and STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and enjoy a variety of other programming.
Horizons began at NCC in 2013 and is now entering its sixth summer. The original cohort of children who started at NCC will be making the leap into Middle School this fall.
Horizons was founded 50 years ago in New Canaan and is now a national network of more than 55 affiliates serving more than 5,000 children. For information, visit www.horizonsncc.org