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RoRo’s Journey

When Ronan affectionally known as "RoRo" first joined Horizons’ infant classroom, his teachers noticed he was behind on his milestones and trembled at any sudden noise, behavior common in children experiencing trauma. Horizons’ teachers worked with mental health clinicians and his mom to help him progress. Today, RoRo is a happy, soft-spoken 5-year-old who loves to explore the playground and share his favorite toy cars. Having joined as an infant, most of his life has been with Horizons, and his bond with his teachers has grown through the years. Now, the time has come for Ronan to move up to kindergarten, and to help with his transition, a bittersweet goodbye came to life through a handmade scrapbook. ... Read more

Stride by stride, father and son run for Horizons

“We were able to visit Horizons in advance of last year’s Boston Marathon; we learned a great deal and were most impressed,” shared Kenneth Williams, veteran runner of over 70 marathons worldwide. Together with his son Ken, they’ve joined Horizons’ marathon team for the second year in a row as a way to give back to children and families facing homelessness. ... Read more

Starting Early with STEM Exploration

When the new Hawk Foundation STEM lab opened in the Edgerley Family Horizons Center last year, the plans for exactly how the space would be used for were only conceptual. Now that the team at Horizons is settling in, programming is coming online, teachers are growing their skills and the vision for children to develop problem solving skills that will serve them in the next century are becoming reality. Thanks to partnerships with the Museum of Science and the Dev Tech Research Group at Tufts University, exploration abounds! ... Read more

Creating the world we want to see starts with early educators

We are doing our part to create the world we want to see, where we value the work of our early educators who are molding the minds of future generations. Their work requires unique skills and training and we’re pleased to be in a position to compensate our staff accordingly.” -Kate Barrand, CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children. Read on for how Horizons is changing compensation practices to underscore the organization’s commitment to a highly engaged, well-trained and committed workforce. Read on for how Horizons is changing compensation practices to underscore the organization’s commitment to a highly engaged, well-trained and committed workforce. ... Read more

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