Inspiring minds,
building community,
transforming lives.

Community Partners & Our Donors

Every year we work with a variety of community partners to bring dynamic academic and enrichment experiences our students.  Together we are committed to helping each student reach their full potential.  Support from philanthropic corporate and foundation partners, public & private schools, community organizations and compassionate volunteers, all come together as a rich network to make our summer and year-round enrichment programs an inspiring success.

How can you partner with Horizons Hampton Roads to change the future of a child?

Contact Brenda Garrett, Executive Director


Horizons works with Corporate and Foundation Donors & Partners

Horizons Hampton Roads thrives thanks to the support of both Corporate and Foundation grants.  Funding to support quality programming, as well as community service projects, come together to make our life transforming program possible.  To name a few of our supporters in 2022, Horizons Hampton Roads received $50,000 from Sentara Foundation to support transportation for our Norfolk campus students, along with funding for our Year-Round High School program students to explore careers in medical fields, and they sponsored our Summer 2022 Celebration Luncheon.  The Beazley Foundation provided major funding for our Portsmouth campus’ general operations.  The Blocker Foundation came on board to provide for intensive reading instruction for our students below grade level.  Tidewater Children’s Foundation provided for 45 fifth graders to participate in The Little Medical School’s “Wilderness Medicine” class – teaching them survival skills for a lifetime!


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In 2022, Horizons Hampton Roads partnered


Public and Private School Partnerships

Horizons Hampton Roads is very grateful for the strong partnerships we have with our city public schools as well as our 3 local independent schools who generously house the Horizons program during our 6-week summer sessions. Huge Horizons Thank You to Norfolk Collegiate School, Chesapeake Bay Academy and Portsmouth Regional Catholic School.

Local Community Organization Partnerships

Horizons Hampton Roads is proud to partner with a number of community organizations who compliment and enrich our mission to combat the Achievement Gap in our region. Every summer, some of our community partners include the Portsmouth YMCATown Center Blind Lions Club, ACCESS College Foundation, Bank of America, Elizabeth River Crossings, Virginia Wesleyan College, Chrysler Museum of ArtSlover Library, Sail Nauticus, TCC and many others.

We are grateful for the incredible support garnered by the greater Hampton Roads Community.  With the support of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation Giving Circle – we have expanded to provide opportunities for our high school students to participate in year-round programming to support on-time graduation, career exploration, service leadership, and college/post-secondary education preparation.  The diverse group of partners who join us in our mission, furthers the success of the Horizons program.  

Each partnership brings new ideas and opportunities.
Each dollar brings us one step closer to helping a child fulfill his potential.
Each student’s future is made brighter. 

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