Among the many issues inspiring us to create Rocket21 was our deep desire for children to get the tools and support they need to make their dreams come true, said Mark Grayson, CEO, Rocket21.
San Francisco, CA and Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) May 26, 2011
Rocket21, (the new social network where kids explore amazing possibilities for their lives and futures) is introducing its platform to low-income students in Horizons programs nationwide. Through a partnership with Horizons National, a non-profit organization providing underserved children access to high quality academics in engaging summer programs, Rocket21 will offer middle-school aged students the opportunity to explore various interests and career paths by connecting with professionals working in those fields. Students who participate in this new social network will have unlimited opportunities to connect with professionals as well as other students from across the country while on Rocket21’s secure and monitored site.
“Horizons is helping close the achievement gap for low-income students by inspiring minds, building community and transforming lives,’” said Lorna Smith, CEO, Horizons National. “We’re excited to see that same spirit in the community Rocket21 is building among kids aged 9 to 15.”
Two members of the Horizons National team will represent Horizon as Rocket21 PROs. They’ll share stories, photos, and their expertise with R21 members who are curious about their summer program or who are thinking about a career in the non-profit sector.
“Among the many issues inspiring us to create Rocket21 was our deep desire for children to get the tools and support they need to make their dreams come true,” said Mark Grayson, CEO, Rocket21. “With Horizons National on board, our PRO expert members and kids can get a better understanding of how they can play a significant role in closing the achievement gap.”
Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe.
For more information about Rocket21, please contact Media Relations at media(at)rocket21(dot)com.
Horizons National is an innovative, award-winning summer learning program serving K-8 students from low-income public schools on independent school campuses across the nation. Horizons currently operates in 10 states serving more than 2,000 young people, challenging them academically, socially and physically over nine consecutive summers. On average, Horizons students gain three months in reading and math skills each summer, develop a lasting love for learning, and learn to swim.
For more information visit: http://www.horizonsnational.org.