Horizons at NCCS Receives $20,000 from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Horizons at New Canaan Country School recently received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support advancing career exposure and pathways for marginalized youth as part of the Fairfield Business Collaborative for Education Equity.
A $20,000 grant from the Foundation will allow Horizons at NCCS to strengthen its’ career-readiness and career-exposure programming to provide students with opportunities to learn about career pathways. The grant will also allow Horizons at NCCS to create access to alternative pathways to well-paying jobs for students who do not want to pursue a college degree. This programming will supplement the current high school program which includes academic and life skills coaching, tutoring, college counseling, peer and group learning, college tours, college readiness workshops, and social events. The career-readiness programming will include developing a grade-level curriculum for career-readiness skills, a calendar of career panels and shadow days across industries, mock interviews, resume writing and more.
"Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $230 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. fccfoundation.org"