Who We Serve

Horizons at Sacred Heart University is a tuition-free, non-profit, academic enrichment program serving students from low-income Bridgeport communities in grades K-8. The Horizons affiliate at Sacred Heart University was established in 2011 and has grown to serve almost 180 students to date. We are a part of the award-winning Horizons national family, which is made up of nearly 60 chapters and serves over 5,000 students annually.

Horizons at SHU serves at-risk students with a broad range of academic skills, providing them with the opportunity to experience success in a setting that offers an inspirational and stable learning environment for students, families, and the greater community. We recruit children from low income families from Bridgeport public and parochial schools, with emphasis on finding students who are reading below grade level. Our goal is to add a class of 16 students every year through high school until we have classes in grades K-12. Horizons at SHU provides transportation for students from neighboring Bridgeport homes directly to our campus.