Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire is thrilled to introduce its newest program, Mentor 2.0, a technology-enhanced, one-to-one mentoring program that provides transformative support to students Manchester West High School. Mentor 2.0 aims to provide students with an opportunity for college and career exploration, preparing them with the skills and tools to succeed after high school. Students are matched with a mentor in their first year and will work together throughout their high school experience following guided, weekly online communication during school hours through the iMentor platform (digital app) and monthly in-person meetings during the school year.
MY TURN Project Complete is open to anyone attending Central, West, or Memorial who is in need of an alternative way to earn their secondary credential. HiSET instructors provide a combination of in-person classes and one-on-one tutoring to prepare students to successfully complete the HiSET battery.
In addition, students in our Project Complete programs receive a variety of services to meet their individual needs including career guidance, post-secondary planning, paid work-based learning opportunities, job placement assistance, and more.
MY TURN Diploma Plus Programs work with young people ages 14 to 21 who are at risk of dropping out of high school or need additional support to be successful. We provide a variety of services to meet the individual needs of our students including academic instruction and tutoring, college and career exploration, college and industry tours, paid and unpaid work- based learning opportunities, assistance with barrier removal, and more.
An ELO is a way for a student to demonstrate mastery of academic competency, and to receive high school credit for that mastery, in some way other than attending a formal class at school. All ELO projects must be approved in advance by an administrator and the ELO Coordinator at the student’s school.
Academic support and tutoring, career exploration, dance and performing arts, soccer-fitness offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Hillside Middle School.
Onsite school-based behavioral health services
The City of Manchester Health Department and Catholic Medical Center work together with the Manchester School District to bring dental care to children in need attending Manchester elementary, middle and high schools. Dental care is provided on the dental van at the school by a Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist. In addition to school-based dental care, children are then referred to a community dental center for ongoing care.
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.
Engage PreK-12 (ages 4-18) students in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society. FIRST works because our programs use strategies known to increase student interest in STEM: hands-on learning, working as a team on real-life problems, exposure to careers and adult mentors, emphasis on FIRST Core Values, and a culminating celebration where students can showcase what they created and learned. FIRST participants also develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, and communication, preparing them for success in school and the workforce, no matter what path they take