For the third summer in a row, the partnership between The Galloway School and Horizons Atlanta has continued to grow and succeed. This summer, 35 Horizons scholars joined us on campus for six weeks of learning, swimming, playing, and making new friends. Fourteen Upper Learning students volunteered their time with the Horizons program this summer, and the scholars absolutely loved having these “big kids” around.
“I love working with and being around little kids, so this was a great opportunity to spend a lot of time with them while also getting opportunities to teach,” Naomi Dixon ‘26 said.
Our students were able to help Horizons teachers in the classroom with reading, math skills, and enrichment classes and at the pool where they assisted the Chastain Pool swim instructors in teaching new skills.
“My favorite part from this summer was swimming with the kids because when they would finish a lap by themselves or try something new, they were so excited and proud of themselves,” said Rachel Graves ‘23. “I was happy I got to help them get to that point.”
Each Friday, the Horizons scholars took a special field trip to somewhere in the city. Destinations included the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the origami exhibit, The High Museum to see the Oliver Jeffers exhibit and learn about how he enhances storytelling through artwork, and the Riverside Splash Pad to celebrate summer! Cricket’s Mobile Petting Zoo also paid a special visit to Galloway. Horizons students rode ponies and played with baby animals.
“It was lovely to see the engagement and excitement from the volunteers and the Horizon Scholars, especially in the mornings when they greeted each other. The laughter and excitement of both was contagious during their pool time and free play,” said Brandy Humphreys, new Galloway teacher and Horizons volunteer.
Thank you to the Galloway staff volunteers, to the Horizons scholars who made our summer so much fun, and to our own Galloway students who made this summer of fun possible!
“Making these kids happy makes me just as happy,” said Dean Seltzer ‘23.
Many thanks to the following Galloway students who made this summer of fun possible!
- Mac Anderson ‘25
- Jackson Armstrong ‘24
- Amir Arrington ‘23
- Naomi Dixon ‘26
- Rachel Graves ‘23
- Peyton Hunter ‘23
- Harry Keaten ‘23
- Lila Keaten ‘25
- Bennett Kelly ‘25
- Graham Kelly ‘27
- Isabel Lourie ‘23
- Megan Noble ‘24
- Dean Seltzer ‘23
- Fielden Winn ‘24