About Horizons at Warner
Horizons at Warner is a six-week, full-day summer enrichment program on the University of Rochester Campus. Our primary focus is to engage K-8 Rochester City School District students in meaningful and authentic learning experiences in a non-traditional school setting. The program is designed to allow our new entering kindergarten class each summer to attend for nine successive summers of high-quality academics blended with arts, sports, cultural enrichment, field trips, and confidence-building activities. Each student selects a hobby group for sustained interactions through activities such as sewing, bookmaking, tennis, piano, robotics, organic gardening, dance, and photography. The close relationships developed between families and Horizons staff, along with engaging instructional approaches, help lead city students in the program to reach their fullest potential. Horizons at Warner is made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations, and individuals throughout the Greater Rochester area.
Horizons National Affiliate
Founded in 1964, Horizons National has become a network of 22 program sites representing 10 states in the nation and serving thousands of students. On average, Horizons students tend to improve 3 months in reading skills each summer and are far more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than they would be without the strong foundational support of Horizons. All of Horizons students learn to swim, an important skill that saves lives and builds confidence. Horizons at Warner is proud to be an affiliate of Horizons National, a winner of the 2010 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association. Horizons National also earned recognition from the Wallace Foundation as one of the premier summer learning programs in the nation.
Goals of the Program
Warner School Partnership Highlights
To Learn More About...
We invite you to learn more about Horizons at Warner by calling Executive Director Lynn Gatto at (585) 273-5443. Horizons is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which depends on the generosity of foundations, individual donors, special event income, and in-kind donations to sustain the program.
Horizons at Warner Leadership Team
Executive Director, Horizons at Warner School
Dean, Warner School of Education