Summer Slide

Research suggests that the majority of the achievement gap is attributable to “summer slide,” the accumulated lack of summer experiences that cause a child to lose academic ground. Without programs like Horizons, students from low-income families experience a substantial and cumulative erosion of reading and math skills that can ultimately leave them years behind their peers.

Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood addresses the opportunity and achievement gap for underserved students by offering our range of academic and healthy youth development programs free of charge to the community. Students benefit from long-term participation in our six-week summer learning program and through after-school and special weekend programs.

What is summer learning loss? Watch this video to learn more: