Spread a Little Sunshine for a Deserving Child.
Please help me support an enriching & transformational summer for some of New Haven’s neediest children. Donations will be matched 2 to 1!
I am a proud and committed board member who is deeply invested in the mission of Horizons at Foote.
This outstanding and impactful organization provides some of the neediest children in New Haven with an academically supportive and life-changing summer experience that they attend each year from Kindergarten to 8th grade. It costs Horizons at Foote $2,500 to fund a child for one summer and my hope is that I can raise enough money with the help of your donations to cover at least one New Haven child who is fortunate enough to attend this program.
Horizons at Foote is the first Horizons program in the New Haven area, and we are serving the neediest New Haven public school children. The program is offered at no cost to the public school students, and they are chosen by a combination of financial and academic need.
The 6-week summer program includes strong daily academic instruction with experienced head teachers and three assistants per class of 16, as well as arts enrichment and swimming lessons four afternoons a week. The fifth afternoon is devoted to field trips of special interest. In addition to the intensive summer program, monthly Saturday meetings throughout the school year for students guarantees continuity and contact.
Horizons at Foote is making a 9 YEAR COMMITMENT from Kindergarten to Grade 8 to these children and their families. That means, once a child enters the Horizons program, they stay with the program year after year through Grade 8! Horizons is linked nationally; there will be 60 Horizons programs at various schools throughout the United States this summer.
Last summer we had three grades; this coming summer we will add a new kindergarten cohort, and have four grades. We will keep adding a new kindergarten cohort until we reach the nine classes. Of course, every summer we add a class, our budget increases. Although The Foote School is generously offering its facilities, including its marvelous library, community garden, and playing fields, we need to raise the money each summer through grants and independent donors.
Again, I would love your help in supporting this truly meaningful initiative that I care so much about.
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We are so lucky to have a 2:1 MATCH! Every donation will automatically be TRIPLED by a generous donor! Please support Horizons at Foote!
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511