A typical day a Foote's summer program is anything but typical.
Horizons at Foote
In Partnership with The Foote School
Kindergarten through 6th-grade lower-income New Haven Public School (NHPS) students attend a six-week summer enrichment program on the campus of The Foote School. Students engage in a full-day program that combines literacy, math, STEM and the arts with daily swimming at Albertus Magnus College. Each day, children enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch served family-style. They participate in enriching activities including yoga, gymnastics, sports, art, and music, tend a garden and enjoy enriching field trips to beaches, farms, art galleries and so much more.
Horizons students return for nine consecutive summers and engage in school year hosted events and opportunities. Each year, as our students persist through NHPS, we will enroll a new class of 16 Kindergartners. The program’s goals are to reverse summer learning loss, equip our students for academic success and to help close the student achievement gap.
Our Mission: Horizons at Foote is an academic and enrichment program dedicated to creating opportunities for New Haven Public School students from low-income families by providing a joyful, safe, inspiring learning environment, and empowering students to thrive in school and engage in an ever-changing world.
For more information, please visit horizonsatfoote.org.
Horizons students receive full scholarships, funded through independent donations and grants.
DonateHorizons at Foote is part of a network of independently run programs held on the campuses of independent schools and colleges across the country. Horizons programs have a proven track record of improving student learning outcomes and boosting confidence.
Horizons at Foote is truly amazing. When I got home from work the boys could not stop talking about their super Saturday at Horizons. It is so refreshing to find such genuine, loving and caring educators that truly love the children.
Tanisha Johnson, Horizons at Foote parent
Children swim every day during the six-week Horizons at Foote program, building confidence that carries beyond the pool and into the classroom.
Executive Director, Horizons at Foote
Kelonda comes to Horizons at Foote with nine years of experience empowering New Haven and Bridgeport youth through her work with Achievement First, Squash Haven and, most recently, as the Director of High School and College Programs for Horizons at Green Farms Academy.