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Dear Friend

For many it’s the beginning of a new school year, but at Horizons, we operate year-round so transitions have been happening all summer long as our teachers are updating routines now that they’re in their new classrooms. Increased need for our services has led to the opening of five new classrooms in the Edgerley Family Horizons Center.

The underlying challenges that are creating this demand, like the high cost of housing, low wages, and other social factors like domestic violence continue to put pressure on families trying to stay afloat. Thankfully, the new spaces are already being used to enrich Horizons’ practice as they were designed. Children are exploring their new surroundings and beginning to learn 21st century skills in coding and problem solving through new partnerships with the Museum of Science and Tufts UniversityParents are using resource rooms to take steps toward accomplishing their professional and financial goals. And as evidenced by the strong turnout at our recent ribbon cutting by Horizons’ staff, the team is thrilled to have warm and welcoming spaces where they too can engage and collaborate in ways they never could before.

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Inspiration Comes to Life in the New Edgerley Family Horizons Center
Our team, with the help of a community of supporters, officially opened the new Edgerley Family Horizons Center, a significant investment in the future of children and families experiencing homelessness in Boston and beyond.<Read more>

Screen Shot 2021-09-16 at 2.19.11 PM.pngA Space That's Ripe for Learning
The new Children's Garden in the Edgerley Family Horizons Center has become a space that’s ripe for learning, already in its first season. See how a sunny space and the effort of some eager volunteers is already proving to be fruitful ground. <Read more>

Early-Education-Impact-3.jpegThe Impact of Early Education
A new study from MIT looked at the correlation between children attending preschool and educational attainment later in life. The data supports one of Horizons’ core beliefs; high-quality early education establishes each child’s foundation for lifelong academic and personal success. The study’s three core findings reinforce the importance of the work we do at Horizons and why we continue to advocate for all children to have access to an enriching early education program. <Read more>

Don't miss this year's Women's Breakfast. You can attend in-person or virtually, and hear the inspiring story of Richard Antoine White (R.A.W), a world-class symphony musician who overcame homelessness. We'll also welcome one of our parents to the stage to share their family's experience at Horizons.  

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