Horizons at Greens Farms Academy
Horizons at GFA is committed to helping underserved youth of Bridgeport succeed in school, build confidence, and realize their full potential as individuals.
Using GFA facilities, Horizons operates its program for six weeks over the summer and on Saturdays during the school year. Many of these children, whose families live at or below poverty level, do not have age-appropriate activities available to them, particularly during the summer. Horizons gives them not only a safe and exciting place to be, it includes them in an extended family and gives them a sense of belonging and community.
Designed to address many of the persistent problems facing at-risk, inner-city youth, Horizons students are guided by a professional and nurturing faculty in small group settings. Our goal is to strengthen academic performance, build awareness of the outside world, and instill a love of learning that fosters inquisitiveness, creativity, self-discipline, problem-solving, organizational skills, and a sense of community responsibility. We accomplish this through an interdisciplinary approach to academics that also encompasses cultural enrichment activities such as art, theater, dance, computer training, swimming instruction, sports, and other activities. Retaining our students is a top priority, as research has shown that engagement over multiple years is critical to the success of summer and out-of-school academic programs.