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The Futures program initiative is a prevention and intervention strategy designed to connect youth with community support and positive peer interaction resulting in a reduction of high-risk behavior. Futures is a long-term program that embraces the values of respect, responsibility, accountability and community in hopes of creating healthy confident and productive members of society. Identified youth are invited to attend a program weekly at the Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) for a school calendar year. During the program, youth will share a meal with mentors. Following the meal, youth will hear from a variety of speakers and engage in activities based on the evening’s topic. Topics will include: Positive decision making, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Leadership, and Teamwork. All topics are designed to build primary skills for success. One week during the summer the group will take daily outdoor adventure trips to put skills such as leadership, team building, negotiation, communication, conflict resolution and self-reflection into real-world practice. Mentors and skilled community volunteers will assist in the design of the program and execution of each day. Transportation will be arranged based on the number of participants attending.

Boasts & Boosts
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    We feel so blessed! Raising our grandsons is wonderful, but they cost an arm and a leg. It has been so helpful to receive financial aid to send them to the Club. We are so grateful.

    - Club Grandparent (Boys & Girls Club of Manchester)

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    I can’t say enough how much I appreciate [the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester and] your program.

    - Club Parent (Boys & Girls Club of Manchester)

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    My daughter loves it here [at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester]. I literally wouldn’t have an income [and be able to work] if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so much for all you do!

    - Club Parent (Boys & Girls Club of Manchester)

Resource Categories

Out of School Supports for All Ages

Out of School Programs

Out of School Programs serve children and families during the critical times when children are not in school.

Health and Mental Wellness

Health and Mental Health

Being healthy is so important to enable learning and building a positive and engaging community.

Guide Helping Student Navigate College and Career Options

College and Career

Manchester Proud is focused on creating dedicated supports and services to all students across the community, enabling them to make positive choices for career and college.

Growth Opportunities that Build Better Communities

Professional Development

Professional development provides ongoing education for our teachers, school leaders, staff, and the community at large. Ongoing education is important to continue to improve skills, and will in return help to support our students and families.

Basic Needs Volunteers

Basic Needs

Basic needs are defined as something that we must have in order to live. Recognizing that our students cannot thrive when they may be worried about basic necessities, this section provides resources across the community where essential services and supports can be found.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Early childhood education not only prepares our youngest students to be in school, but also supports the development of a child’s social and emotional skills.