Horizon Academy is an initiative that was spawned by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island in 2007. The program is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development and is hosted at Abraham Lincoln High School and Liberation Diploma Plus High School both located in Brooklyn South. The program was designed to encourage low income, at risk, 11th and 12th grade high school students to develop high-reaching, long-term aspirations focusing on successfully transitioning to college and careers following graduation.
The focus is on career counseling and academic coaching through S.A.T. preparation, college counseling, college tours, tutoring, job readiness counseling, job and internship placement assistance, yoga and meditation and small group sessions that center around building self-esteem and confidence.
In April 2008 Horizons Academy opened the doors to a fully functioning Tech Lab at Abraham Lincoln HS. The lab is fully equipped with 16 computers, a fax machine, 3 scanners, color copy machine, 3 black and white printers, 2 color printers, and full service Library.
Software available to students using the tech lab includes, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Win Way (for Resume Creation), SAT Prep Software, Internet.
The program currently serves 146 students