Horizons at the University of Mississippi is a key initiative in the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement’s mission to fight poverty through education. Horizons is a six-week, full-day summer learning program that provides academics, enrichment, and recreation to students from the LOU community. Horizons offers a high quality learning experience outside of the traditional school year that supports academic achievement and healthy youth development. Children who begin Horizons after kindergarten are invited back every summer for at least nine years. This long-term commitment means that children in Horizons will accumulate learning gains, not learning losses.