Why Read? The importance of instilling a love of reading early.

Woman sitting on the floor reading to a group of small children gathered closely around. her

Why Read? Definitionally, literacy is the ability to “read, write, spell, listen, and speak.” Carol Anne St. George, EdD, an associate professor and literacy expert at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, wants kids to fall in love with reading. “It helps grow their vocabulary and their understanding […]

Rochester’s students continue to lag in English and math, how do we combat this?

“The State Education Department released the spring 2019 test results for grades 3-8 in English and math today, and the Rochester City School District remains the lowest performing of the state’s Big Five districts. Only 13.2 percent of the Rochester district’s students were grade-level proficient in English. That was an […]

President of the University, Sarah Mangelsdorf, visits Horizons!

President of the university squatting next to a young child and a teacher sitting at a classroom table.

Last week we were honored to host University of Rochester  president, Sarah Mangelsdorf, for her visit to see the program in action! Mangelsdorf is an internationally known professor of psychology, especially for her research on the social and emotional development of infants and young children, things we definitely care about […]

First Week of Horizons 2019: Celebrating Our 10th Year of Summer Enrichment

Older students guiding younger ones in dancing.

More than 160 students and staff came together last Monday, July 8th for the first week of Horizons at Warner, an annual 6-week summer enrichment program for low income K-8 students from the Rochester City School District. There were a lot of fun first week activities to welcome the students, […]