Peace + Self-Care + Community + Raising $$ for a Good Cause!
Please join me for yoga this Friday to care for our bodies and souls, and at the same time, raise money for an organization near and dear to my heart.
Horizons at San Francisco Friends School provides a transformational summer learning program that works to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income K-8 public school students in San Francisco’s Mission District.
62% of Mission District youth live in poverty, according to an equity analysis conducted by San Francisco's Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Children from low-income families are more likely to experience cumulative “summer learning loss”— falling behind on reading and mathematics skills over summer break as a result of limited access to high-quality summer programs, while kids from higher income families make gains.
HORIZONS: Closing the opportunity gap to address the achievement gap.
Inequitable access to high-quality academic and enrichment opportunities in the summer substantially contributes to the achievement gap for low-income children.
Horizons helps to bridge this gap by building partnerships and harnessing community resources to make a long-term commitment to student learning and development outside of the traditional school year. In addition to high quality education, students participate in a variety of enrichment programs designed to build community and self-confidence.
During this pandemic, Horizons at SFFS will continue to serve its students by pivoting to provide online curriculum and enrichment activities. Support is needed more than ever to ensure all students have online access, learning materials, healthy meals delivered, and more.
*When you make your donation, please put "Horizons" in the notes section. The Horizons program operates under the 501(c)(3) status of the San Francisco Friends School, with the school acting as the fiduciary agent. Because it operates as an entity within San Francisco Friends School, the Horizons program is recognized by its same tax ID, 94-3397589.