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.
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm9BOrElXLA
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.
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.
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.
To build an academic bridge between high schools, businesses and colleges in NH to better prepare students for success in college by expanding the NH Scholars program statewide. Additionally, GEAR UP Manchester will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to develop the non-cognitive skills critical for accessing higher education. To create a college going culture in NH so that every student embraces the idea that college is possible. To design an academic model that aligns K-12 and higher education academic content expectations to increase college enrollment and preparedness. To develop and sustain a local and statewide commitment from businesses, high schools, colleges and parents to make NH students college ready.
Crisis Intervention and Referral, Middle School – Outreach: school and community based interventions, High School – Wrap for Youth Resilience (WYR): school based supports and intervention, Summer and vacation athletic and enrichment programs. All programs are free.