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    Summer 2016
    Horizons 2016. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications
  • Welcome!

    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.

    News & Events

      • Horizons Giving Day - May 12th!

        On May 12th, Horizons at the University of Mississippi is taking part in the 2nd Annual Horizons Giving Day, an online fundraising competition hosted by Horizons National. With Advanced Giving ...

      • Horizons Students Return for a Physics Saturday on Campus

        Horizons first and second graders returned to campus for a wonderful Saturday of Physics demonstrations with Professor Jamerson, and fun outdoor activities! Our students learned exciting examples of Physics in ...

      • Horizons Rising 4th Graders Learn Photography Over the Summer

        With help from the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Lafayette program, Horizons purchased digital cameras for this summer's rising 4th grade class and arranged for talented local photographers to ...

      • Horizons Saturday at the UM Museum!

        On Saturday, April 11th, Horizons students and families visited the University of Mississippi Museum for a morning of basket making, reading and craft activities, and museum tours. Horizons students go ...

      • Holiday Giving Benefits Horizons

        Thanks to the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County and Volunteer Oxford for coordinating the Holiday Wish List and #GivingTuesday donations in LOU! Horizons has received generous supply donations ...