Horizons Greater Washington (horizonsgreaterwashington.org) provides academic and recreational programs designed to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential. The program includes six weeks of summer programming with an emphasis on reading and STEAM, plus project-based workshops on select school-year Saturdays. The Horizons program seeks to strengthen the students’ academic performance and encourage a lifelong interest in learning. Students participate in the program from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Serves: Metro region

Headquartered: Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides a classroom with supplies and healthy snacks.
  • $1,000 replenishes supplies in a STEAM makerspace.
  • $10,000 hires two additional teachers.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly: Volunteer to assist teachers and support students at the Saturday Program.
  • Internships