7Factor is empowering Metro Atlanta’s youth in foster care to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives through the sponsorship of Camp Horizons year-round programs.
Summer may officially be over, but Camp Horizon is an organization that helps foster children and young adults in every season. In celebration of their 40th anniversary this year, we wanted to share a bit more about this special cause, and why it’s been important for us to support their efforts for the last 4 years.
“I learned about Camp Horizon through Susan Scarce, a good friend of mine,” says founder Jeremy Duvall. “They help neglected kids in the metro Atlanta foster care system build rewarding lives. Because of their efficient administration, 92% of each donation goes straight to paying for programming for the kids. I like that we’re directly impacting kids who are often forgotten, especially since my family has a history of participating in foster care.”
Camp Horizon’s mission is to “restore dignity and hope to children, teens, and young adults who have been abused and/or neglected – empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives.” Though the organization began as only a small group of people who wanted to make a real impact, it has since grown into a much bigger family — including us at 7Factor.
While there’s an abundance of fun adventures for participants (like horseback riding, talent shows, and pool parties), all of Camp Horizon’s programming is intentionally crafted. Many activities focus on building self-esteem, strengthening social skills, and cultivating long-lasting relationships. During summer camp sessions, each camper is also linked up one-to-one with a counselor. All week the two of them bond — and look forward to seeing each other again the following summer.
“7Factor has been a committed supporter of Camp Horizon for several years,” says Tonya Ferguson, Camp Horizon’s Executive Director. “Their continuous support has not only sustained but helped build and strengthen the support we provide our youth. We are truly grateful for them and glad to have them on board.”
At 7Factor Software, we’re passionate about mentoring young tech talent and providing skills and experience to tech leaders of tomorrow. As a software company that believes in a human-centric, quality-over-quantity approach to problem-solving, we are extra proud to support these youth and share the tools they’ll need to problem-solve their lives — while helping them become leaders of the future, regardless of their field or background.
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