Inspiring Minds, Building Community, Changing Lives
Horizons at SHU is a tuition free, academic summer enrichment program serving low income students. Together Horizons National and Sacred Heart University are helping inner city Bridgeport students overcome the achievement gap. Throughout 2016 we will be showcasing Horizons at SHU programs and events. Sacred Heart University and Horizons staff and volunteers will come together to inspire minds, transform lives and build community. At Horizons, college is not just a dream, it's a realistic, attainable goal. Please join us as we break barriers to success!
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FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s Student Success Center becomes a literacy hub many afternoons when students seeking their reading certification work with youth in SHU’s Horizons program. For eight years, participants in SHU’s reading certification program have been tutoring K-12 students from greater Bridgeport’s public and parochial schools in a clinic known as Book Ends. The tutors are public school teachers looking to become certified remedial reading specialists. They need 60 hours of clinical experience to fulfill program requirements, and the clinic allows them to gain certification while helping Bridgeport youth perfect their reading skills.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Sacred Heart University’s Horizons enrichment program for Bridgeport schoolchildren will add a new kindergarten class and academic initiatives with a $55,500 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). The grant will fund a kindergarten classroom and new literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula for all 102 students in the program, located on the University’s campus.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Horizons program at Sacred Heart University recently received a grant of $20,000 from Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF), one of its top supporters. Horizons, now in its fourth year of operation on SHU’s campus, serves children from Bridgeport public and parochial schools by providing them with a strong life foundation through academic training, high-quality enrichment and the tools to become good citizens. This program enables children to develop the skills and confidence to grow and become successful, contributing members of society in the city of Bridgeport and beyond.