Serving Students With Fewer Opportunities
Over the summer, students can experience a substantial, cumulative erosion of reading and math skills that can leave them years behind their peers. Horizons is a national program proven to overcome summer learning loss, and Trinity is the first and only Horizons chapter in Texas.
Closing the Achievement Gap
All children should have the opportunity to succeed, but some kids have a tougher road than others. Low-income students are six times more likely to drop out of high school and fewer than one-third will enroll in college. Summer learning loss can make the problem worse and widen the achievement gap for students who already are disadvantaged. Without proper support, students experience a substantial and cumulative erosion of reading and math skills that can ultimately leave them years behind their peers.
Horizons is a national organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap and minimizing summer learning loss. Trinity Episcopal School partnered with Horizons to form Horizons AustinTrinity in 2016. This collaboration serves elementary school students and their families by providing facilities, educators and volunteers. With a student-teacher ratio of 5:1, kids get an engaging experience that builds confidence and crucial skills. The results of the program speak for themselves, with measurable improvements in literacy and mathematics. And those gains carry through to high school and beyond — 99 percent of participants graduate high school and 91 percent attend college or post-secondary training.
What Your Gift Can Do
Interested in supporting Horizons AustinTrinity? Even a small gift can make a big difference in a kid's life. For example, $100 would provide six weeks of swimming lessons, giving a child confidence that lasts a lifetime.
USDA Equal Opportunity Employer
Horizons AustinTrinity works in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture Squaremeals Food Program. Horizons students are provided a healthy breakfast and snack. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Philanthropy at Trinity
The Philanthropy Pinwheel symbolizes our giving opportunities. Each color represents a different way you can create possibilities for our school and our children. Like a pinwheel, our initiatives are interconnected. They are part of the same whole, and all of them work together to create momentum. Through philanthropy, we can put in motion the brightest future and the best experience for our students.