Tales2Go Inc. announces a pilot with Horizons Greater Washington through which students at a Horizons DC school will have unlimited access to thousands of streaming audio books during their summer program.
Horizons provides academic, cultural, and recreational programs designed to allow economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential. Students from participating public schools spend a summer at a partner independent school for the summer program. The curriculum emphasizes reading, language arts, math, computer, science, art, music and daily instruction in swimming as well as weekly field trips.
Horizons Greater Washington executive director, Maria Barry comments, “Inspiring a life-long love of learning is what Horizons is about. Our students gain two to three months in reading instruction over the six-week session. These gains are so significant because typically a low-income student will lose three to four months’ worth of skills over the summer without access to quality learning programs like Horizons. We are helping to close the achievement gap for these kids.”