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Dear Friend

In an ordinary year, fall means new beginnings as routines are established and relationships form. But this fall is different and many of us are facing uncertainties related to how the realities of COVID-19 will impact this season and beyond. At Horizons we have been very fortunate to experience a successful restart in our classrooms since we reopened two months ago. Our return was careful and methodical, with teachers fully engaged in the process. While our Playspace program is not yet able to return to normal operations, our team has refined the digital programming accessible to families and has maintained remote connections with volunteers and shelters. Along the way, we haven’t missed a beat working with parents to build skills and empower them to find their way forward amidst adversity. And finally, Horizons is launching a three part series highlighting the intersection of Horizons’ work and the impact of systemic racism, the first of which you will find below. 

There is good in the world, and we’re glad to be able to share our view of it in this edition of our newsletter.

Mason with Mask on edited .jpgInside and Beyond: Lessons from today's classroom

School is once again in session at Horizons. Read about how our first two months back have gone including lessons from the frontline, where teachers are once again enabling children to succeed and families to move their lives forward. <Read more>

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Playspace in the Pandemic

Horizons' Playspace team worked quickly to re-imagine how they could support children without the in-person experience that was built into the Playspace model. Learn more about the initiatives implemented to ensure children living in shelter still had opportunities for play. <Read more>

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Building a Foundation for Inclusive Thinking

First in a three part series highlighting the intersection of Horizons’ work and the impact of systemic racism, Horizons' educators and staff share resources on speaking to children on topics of inclusion and diversity. <Read more>

 

Events aren’t just in-person anymore!

Route for Kids: Join us anytime this weekend, August 28-30Focus on fitness with a walk, run or ride of your choice and do it to knowing you’re also benefiting the future of children experiencing homelessness! <Read more

Women’s Breakfast (for dinner!): Don’t miss this year’s blockbuster speaker, Angie Thomas who will be talking about racial equity which is the theme of her novel, The Hate U Give. Invite a friend and join us the evening of October 29th to further your thinking about diversity and inclusion. <Read more> 

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