Philadelphia mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker captivated SCH Horizons students on the last day of their 6-week session when she visited the program for their “Harambee.” The Swahili word for "pulling together,” Harambee circle time includes singing and dancing and closes out each week with a special guest or activity. With her signature enthusiasm, Parker read Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman about the runner who overcame adversity and went on to win three gold medals at the Olympics. Other special Harambee guests this summer included State Senator Art Haywood, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, and State Representative Tarik Khan.
The Horizons program at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy offers a high-quality, hands-on learning experience outside the traditional school year to support academic achievement and healthy youth development. Now in its third year, the program serves over 40 rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade students this summer.