NEW CANAAN, Conn., -- New Canaan First Selectman Robert Mallozzi III has issued a proclamation dedicating Wednesday to be Horizons Day throughout the town. The proclamation recognizes the tremendous impact the Horizons Student Enrichment Program has had on the lives of New Canaan residents, and on the thousands of students it has served in our region. Horizons was founded on the campus of New Canaan Country School in 1964 by the late George Stevens shortly after becoming headmaster of New Canaan Country School. It now operates at 50 sites across the country.
As part of the May 11 town-wide celebration, a number of local merchants are donating a portion of proceeds from afternoon sales to Horizons, including: Athletic Shoe Factory, Baskin Robbins, Ciel Eau, crewcuts, J. Crew, KiKlo, New Canaan Healthfare, New Canaan Wine Merchants, Pyrority, Scout & Molly’s, She la la, Vineyard Vines, Walter Stewart’s and Wave.
At 9 p.m., Morning Joe Music, the nine-piece band led by New Canaan resident Joe Scarborough of MSNBC, will perform at South End at an event open to the public.
Horizons builds brighter futures for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from low-income families by creating year-round academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams.
Executive Director of Horizons at New Canaan Country School, Kerry Yeager Stevens; New Canaan resident and Horizons student Alberto Reyes; Jill Stevens; Town Clerk Claudia Weber; and New Canaan residents and Horizons students Ambar Reyes and Sandra Reyes.