Horizons Giving Day Offers Double Donations Through May 12

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Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 11.00.11 AMHorizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s—a summer academic and cultural enrichment program for students with limited economic means will participate in the nationwide Horizons Giving Day on Thursday, May 12. Additionally, now through May 12 , all donations will be doubled through an Anonymous Matching Grant. Giving Day proceeds will support Horizons’ critical summer program for low income children in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. Donations can be made online now through May here.

Many low income kids experience the academic “summer slide” when the school year is over. Often, it is a predictor of truancy, high school dropout rates, eventual unemployment—and worse.

“Over the summer, disadvantaged children tread water at best or even fall behind,” says Bob Parks, Horizons’ Executive Director. “They suffer an achievement gap that’s hard to recover from. Horizons Giving Day allows us to raise both awareness and donations to help us expand the number of at-risk children we serve. Small gifts make a big impact.”

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