Children and staff at New Horizon Academy engage in service learning projects through our Caring Beyond the Classroom program.
Throughout the year, students engage in activities that give back to the local community. Activities may include fundraising for various charities, food drives, back-to-school supply drives, adopting a park, book or toy drives, planting trees in local parks, coat and mitten drives, crafts with senior citizens, cards to support the troops, and many more.
The Caring Beyond the Classroom program cultivates a lifelong commitment to service and diplomacy. The program encourages collaboration and problem-solving, while it promotes social responsibility, positive citizenship, empathy, kindness, and compassion.
When children participate in the Caring Beyond the Classroom program, it empowers them and increases self-confidence, which is consistent with our company’s mission and philosophy.
Reach Out and Read Book Drive
In honor of “I love to read” month, children, families, and staff collect new and gently used books for Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care facilities and encouraging families to read aloud together. Since our partnership began, we have collected over 40,000 books for children to help start them on a path of success before they enter school.
Walk for Amazing
New Horizon Academy is a proud sponsor of Walk for Amazing (formerly Heart Beat 5000), an annual race to support children’s heart health. The walk raises money for the Children’s Hospital and the work they do with children born with Congenital Heart Defects/Disease (CHD).
"New Horizon Academy's book drive has greatly increased our capacity to serve children across the state. By donating over 6,000 gently used books each year, the parents and staff of New Horizon Academy have given our clinics the opportunity to create literacy-rich waiting areas and exam rooms for the children they serve, as well as give patients and their families books to take home."