Parents, friends and supporters are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the 145 student participants of the Horizons Summer Enrichment Program on Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in Pape Hall on the campus of Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. The special ceremony will be followed by a catered banquet at 7 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $5 per person and will be available at the door.
The presentation, which will precede the banquet, will include short performances by each grade level centering around the program’s theme, "Learning About the World Around Us and Beyond." The evening will also include a display of student work, testimonies from students and parents, recognition of Horizons’ sponsors and Board of Directors, and presentations by Executive Director Gail MacPherson and Horizons Board Co-Chair Dr. Paul Pressly.
"We have had a very successful summer serving 145 students," says MacPherson. "All it takes is to hear the testimonials of the students and see the results of the testing to realize that this program is worth every minute that we spend preparing for it."
The program, which is open to rising Kindergarteners through seventh graders from local public schools, is an academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program that enables students from diverse, low-income populations to realize their full potential. Horizons strives to develop the whole child through experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, and instill respect for oneself and others.
Students in the 2009 summer program spent six weeks sharpening their reading, writing and mathematics’ skills, in addition to participating in recreational activities, honing their social skills and participating in frequent field trips.
"Our focus is not only on the whole child, but the families as well, and we definitely have achieved this goal," says MacPherson.
Horizons Savannah is affiliated with Horizons National, which serves more than 1,500 students in 16 cities around the country. The six-week summer session on the campus of Savannah Country Day School began June 22. For more information, please contact Executive Director Gail MacPherson at 912-344-0791 or visit www.horizonssavannah.com.