June 30th – August 6th
Monday, June 15th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
National Summer Learning Day
& Horizons 2014 Official Kick-off Picnic
Tuesday, June 30th
First Day with Students
(No Horizons Friday, July 3rd)
Tuesday, July 14th & Thursday, July 23rd
Official Program Visit Day
Tuesday, July 28th
Horizons/Community Reading Day & Book Fair
Tuesday, August 4th
Health/Harvest & Field Day with Garden Closing
Thursday, August 6th , 1:00pm
Closing Ceremonies & Graduation Assembly
Horizons at Harley Seeks New Executive Director
Horizons at Harley seeks a year-round, full-time Executive Director to lead all aspects of its organizational and educational activities. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the six-week summer program, fundraising, creating and managing the budget, recruiting and managing all program staff, and working with the Advisory Board to develop and implement sound strategies.
The Executive Director is also responsible for building and managing critical relationships with a wide range of key constituencies: students and their families, faculty, volunteers, donors, Advisory Board members, the Rochester City School District, the Harley School, and the community at large. Fundamentally, the Executive Director is charged with fostering a caring and inclusive learning environment driven by a belief in the potential of all young people and passion for the mission of the program.
Full job application information: Horizons at Harley Executive Director Position.
Summer 2015: Our 21st Year
This summer’s program overall theme “Growing as Readers …Growing as Leaders” will place strong emphasis on leadership development at all grade levels. We will continue to expand our Social Emotional Literacy program, the RULER Approach, adding our Lower School (K-4) students in 2015. Former Horizons at Harley Executive Director, Ann Pennella is returning as Assistant Director; and Academic Coordinator, Melissa Flow will be back full-time. Graduate and current Harley Leader in Residence, Ja’Daiza Johnson, assumes a new role this summer as the Gardening and Special Projects Instructor, in addition to coordinating our Friday Food Backpacks with Foodlink and The Good Food Collective.
Graduate Chyna Stephens Receives Princeton Prize for Race Relations
Horizons at Harley graduate, Chyna Stephens, received the Princeton Prize for Race Relations for her efforts to improve race relations in the Rochester area. Stevens, currently a junior at Pittsford Sutherland High School, is founder and president of the school Diversity Club, which strives to bridge the gap between students of color and non-minority students. She was one of 27 high school students in the nation honored during the annual Princeton Prize Symposium on Race held at Princeton University the end of April.
(Photo by Lauren Petracca)
Middle Schoolers Choose Exciting Expeditions!
This summer we are excited to offer many expeditions to our Middle School to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Students will have the option to choose between great opportunities including, but not limited to, carpentry, choir, sports management, the RULER Approach, community service, EquiCenter experience, and tennis. Middle School students are able to choose the expeditions that most interest them and explore new areas of learning this summer
The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Literacy
In the words of Publilius Syrus, “Rule your feelings, lest your feelings rule you”
(1st Century BCE)
Exploring College and Career