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January 16: Annual MLK Day of Service
Welcome Rohan Parikh – Development Associate
Announcing Our 2016 Theme
Horizons at Harley is pleased to announce the 2016 theme, which is kinesthetic learning. Kinesthetic learning is the involvement of body movements, to prepare mental, physical, and emotional readiness. Research suggests that this kind of learning leads to improved long term memory, since it is associated with emotions such as excitement, curiosity, and success.
Robin Mitchell is New Executive Director
Beginning February 8, you will see a new face at the helm of the Horizons at Harley team! We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Mitchell as new Executive Director. He replaces Luis Perez, who resigned to take on a broader leadership role with the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association.
New Partnership: Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble
Exciting new partnership with Elizabeth Clark! Starting in February, we will begin an after school program to prepare students to become advocates for intercultural dance. The program, continuing during the summer at Horizons, will combine students from the Horizons and Harley communities to focus on movement wellness and expression.
Food Backpack Fridays
In cooperation with FoodLink, Horizons at Harley is happy to announce Food Backpack Fridays! Each backpack bag weighs around 5-6 pounds and comes in a plastic grocery bag. The menu for each week’s bag includes fruits, vegetables, dairy, grain, protein, one “meal” item, and snacks. Find more information at www.horizonsatharley.org/for-parents/.
RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
Through Project “RULE Yourself” we have expanded our emphasis on emotional literacy throughout our entire program. The Ruler Approach has also been piloted at the Brockport program. Students practice skills and tools for conflict resolution and work to more readily identify, articulate, and form strategies to address the emotional states in which they find themselves.