Horizons Greater Washington
Horizons Greater Washington develops public-private partnerships between independent and public school communities to provide academic, cultural, and recreational programs designed to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential.
Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child by providing experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for oneself and others, and encourage a life-long interest in learning.
Written thank you from our partner.
I am writing this letter in reference to the challenging and rewarding success of the work of David Nam and the HJFW foundation. His foundation, the Happy, Joyous, and Freewheeling biking group have offered an amazing program to our 4th and 5th graders along with a small group of eighth graders for the last two summers.
The immense joy of a child learning how to ride a bike and feel the privilege of earning their very own bike offers a world of opportunity for children. Many of the children at Horizons would not have the means to own a bike so having this opportunity was like a dream come true.
David’s program offers children the experience to work towards a goal, see their progress as they learn how to ride and maintain a bike, as well as the safety involved in riding on and off the road. His small volunteer group is an amazing group of patient, flexible, and energetic people who definitely want to see all kids succeed at this sport and lifelong skill.
I highly recommend that this program be a party of the DCPS Corner Stones program as it gives children and adults a chance to see their learning skills develop outside of their comfort zones and adds joy, exercise and inner personal strength for all ages.