Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s to participate in Giving Day May 16
CHESTERTOWN — Horizons 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 Wednesday.
According to a news release, Giving Day proceeds will support Horizons’ summer program for bright children with limited economic means in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
Donations can be made online now through May 16 at horizonsgivingday.org/organizations/horizons-of-kent-and-queen-anne-s.
Many children with limited economic means experience the academic “summer slide” when the school year is over. Often, it is a predictor of truancy, high school drop-out rates, eventual unemployment — and worse.
“Over the summer, disadvantaged children tread water at best or even fall behind,” said Bob Parks, Horizons’ executive director. “They suffer an achievement gap that’s hard to recover from. Horizons Giving Day allows us to raise awareness and donations, so we can expand the number of at-risk children we serve. Small gifts make a big impact.”
To learn more about Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s, visit horizonskentandqueen annes.org.