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For the Greater Public Good: Horizons at Saint David's Opens

After many years of planning, Horizons at Saint David's opened this week for a six-week summer session. Seventeen very excited rising first grade boys from four different schools in East Harlem came to Saint David's 89th Street Campus for summer school.

Program Director Julie Sykes and her staff of teachers and coaches along with the boys are enjoying themselves tremendously. In reflecting on the first week Julie says, "I'm totally exhausted; but what a great success.  The swimming is a highlight and the families are so conscientious.  The boys are deliriously happy!"

It was the school’s desire, consistent with its mission, to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary milestone (2011) by reaching beyond its own immediate community to contribute to the greater public good. The result was the creation of Horizons at Saint David's, a tuition-free summer program for boys from low-income families—the school’s neighboring community to its north. 

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