Horizons at Foote

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Horizons at Foote is the school’s summer enrichment program for lower-income New Haven Public School students. Students in grades K-5 come for a six-week, full-day program that combines literacy, math, arts, technology and play with daily swimming at Albertus Magnus College. Each day, children enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch served family-style. They participate in yoga, gymnastics, sports, art and music, tend a garden and enjoy enriching field trips beaches, farms and art galleries.

Horizons students return for nine consecutive summers. Each year, as our students move up, we will enroll a new class of 16 Kindergartners. The program’s goals are to reverse summer learning loss and to help close the student achievement gap. Horizons students receive full scholarships, funded through independent donations and grants.

Horizons at Foote is part of a network of independently run summer 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.

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Meet Jaime Perri

Jaime Perri
Executive Director, Horizons at Foote

Jaime became the founding executive director of Horizons at Foote when the program was established in 2015. After a career as a practicing attorney, she returned to her native Connecticut in 2006 and became an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Department at the University of New Haven. Her teaching focused on how socioeconomic differences lead to unequal educational opportunities. She sees her position at Horizons as a culmination of her experiences and her passion for quality education for low-income students.