Horizons at Harley
The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School has been serving low income, City of Rochester students in Kindergarten through 8th grade since 1995. The program, an affiliate of the Horizons National summer learning program, is one of the oldest in the country.
The six-week summer program employs an experiential model of teaching that is focused on reading, writing and math. Our hands-on, project-based curriculum successfully counteracts the negative effects of summer learning loss and the associated achievement gap. Students not only improve academically, but learn to swim and participate in a breadth of activities that foster creativity, confidence, citizenship and good health.
The Harley School is an independent college preparatory school serving day students in Rochester, NY. Founded in 1917 by Harriet Bentley, The Harley School spans from nursery school to the twelfth grade and serves approximately 500 students. Its campus includes recently renovated and expanded academic facilities, a 25-meter swimming pool, a large field house, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, several outdoor recreation areas, a creek, and an organic garden.
Program Director: Robin Mitchell
Robin is the executive director of the Horizons at Harley program. He joined Horizons after eight years of leadership and management experience with the Special Olympics of New York, consisting of program and curriculum development, fundraising, grant writing, budget management, and staff management. He has a strong background in building inclusive programs in elementary school settings, including the Rochester City School District. Robin has a B.S. in Communication and Media from Loughborough University in the U.K. and an M.S. in Inclusive Education from Nazareth College.