Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The City of Manchester Health Department (MHD) has partnered with the Manchester School District to provide an experienced Community Health Worker to assist students/families experiencing homelessness with basic needs. The CHW can connect students/families to medical, dental, and vision providers; help them secure health insurance; assist them in completing applications or determining eligibility for Medicaid, WIC/Food Stamps, fuel/rental assistance, and other financial assistance; and connect
them to resources for food, clothing, housing, and other basic needs and social supports.

New Hampshire ProStart

ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.


NH JAG is a statewide program for youth who seek to make the most of their high school education and pursue career and postsecondary educational interests. As part of a strong, national JAG Network, NH JAG teaches young adults academic and workplace competencies. Through comprehensive and proven practices, New Hampshire youth experience the value of a high school education while also developing teamwork, leadership, community service, and workplace skills to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that await them in the world beyond school. By participating in the NH JAG program, young people across the state can explore career opportunities, discover personal strengths, gain confidence and take pride in their personal achievements. Programs include summer youth employment.


Academic support and tutoring, career exploration, dance and performing arts, soccer-fitness offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Hillside Middle School.

Manchester Health Department Dental Care Program

The City of Manchester Health Department works with the Manchester School District to bring dental care to children in need at Manchester’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Dental care is provided on a dental van at each school during school hours by a certified Public Health Dental Hygienist and, when needed, a licensed dentist. Students can also be referred to local dental offices for ongoing dental care. The program serves an average of 600 students each school year at all 21 Manchester public schools.

Academia de acceso

Access Academy is an on-campus & remote afterschool educational program for high school students who identify with groups often underrepresented in high school & college graduation. It offers multiple Mondays and Tuesdays courses taught by college students, that provide students with skills for school success, college mentors, career exploration & high school credits. Courses include Computer Technology, Arts, and Personal Finance. In Access, students gain friendships that fuel aspirations.

EQUIPO Manchester

Construir un puente académico entre las escuelas secundarias, las empresas y las universidades en NH para preparar mejor a los estudiantes para el éxito en la universidad mediante la expansión del programa NH Scholars en todo el estado. Además, GEAR UP Manchester brindará oportunidades para que los estudiantes subrepresentados desarrollen las habilidades no cognitivas críticas para acceder a la educación superior. Crear una cultura de ir a la universidad en NH para que todos los estudiantes adopten la idea de que la universidad es posible. Diseñar un modelo académico que alinee las expectativas de contenido académico de K-12 y la educación superior para aumentar la matriculación y la preparación universitaria. Desarrollar y mantener un compromiso local y estatal de empresas, escuelas secundarias, universidades y padres para preparar a los estudiantes de NH para la universidad.

Oficina de Servicios Juveniles de la Ciudad de Manchester

Intervención y derivación en caso de crisis, Escuela intermedia - Alcance: intervenciones basadas en la escuela y la comunidad, Escuela secundaria - Envoltorio para la resiliencia juvenil (WYR): apoyos e intervención basados en la escuela, Programas deportivos y de enriquecimiento de verano y vacaciones. Todos los programas son gratuitos.