Monday, March 14, 2016

Access Academy Spring Semester Programs at St. Anselm College

An important announcement from the Meelia Center for Community Engagement: Access Academy is an educational initiative with seven after-school programs on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30PM on the Saint Anselm College campus. See your school ELO Coordinator for an application.

Bus transportation is provided to Saint Anselm College from the Manchester School of Technology, Memorial High School, Central High School, and West High School.Transportation is also provided back to the schools students were picked up from. (Buses also drop off at other locations; see the list on the application.)

Program content is designed so that students who fully participate and complete the requirements may receive Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) credit.

THE ST. ANSELM MISSION: To provide a campus-based educational program for immigrant, refugee, and underrepresented high school students in Manchester, NH. Access Academy is designed to help students gain skills for high school success and information and support for college access.


College Admissions: Explore careers and complete steps for admission to four-year schools (fall semester) and two year colleges (spring semester) (Mon.)

Computer Literacy: Learn about basic coding and programing with help from Saint Anselm Computer Science Majors. At the end of the semester, students create their own programs. (Mon.)

Students in Action for the Environment: Students will learn the skills to take public action on an issue of their choosing as it relates to the Environment and Conservation. They will engage with the community as they implement a plan of action. (Mon.)

Career and College Exploration: Explore career options and links to college majors. Prepare for college admission process and conduct college visits. (Tues.)

Creative Writing and Communications: Assist high school students with developing creative writing skills as well as improving communication in the areas of writing, public speaking, and the use of technology. (Tues.)

Environmental Studies: Learn about biodiversity, environmental and ecological concepts, mapping and navigation. (Tues.) Humanities After-School: Be introduced to college level research and resources about great human contributions and great thinkers, including from cultures represented by immigrant and refugee communities. (Tues.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

FOCUS/SHINE with Child Health Services at Memorial High School

Child Health Services brings this 5-week program focused around sexual health and overall wellness, intending to provide reliable and accurate information to teen girls including abstinence, birth control options, STIs prevention, and healthy relationships. NEW CLASS AT Memorial High School starts Thursday March 3rd.

See your school ELO Coordinator for more information!

Peer Action Changing Tomorrow (PACT) at YWCA

Peer Action Changing Tomorrow!!

Contact your school ELO Coordinator if you are interested in this opportunity.

A 10 week co-ed leadership class for Freshman Sophomore, and Juniors Spring Semester 2016 where you learn and prepare to become knowledgeable in teen health, relationships, and social challenges facing your generation.

Community Room
YWCA New Hampshire

March 3 – May 12, 2016 3:30 – 5:30 pm

In PACT you get to: Make connections with teens from other Manchester High Schools; Learn by playing games; Discuss topics important to you and your friends; Find a cause you believe in and learn to be an advocate; Build team and peer leadership skills; Learn to Use Community Resources;
Get the skills you will need for a successful career; Get school credit!

Registration Information:

Meet with your school’s ELO Coordinator BEFORE March 3 to see if PACT is right for you! 



Monday, February 22, 2016

Youth Leadership Academy at Manchester Police Dept

Youth Leadership Academy

March 1 – April 19, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Contact your school ELO Coordinator if you are interested in this opportunity.

Classes will be held every Tuesday and some Thursdays, at Manchester Police Department (MPD).

Program includes a tour of MPD and visits to Manchester Circuit Court, Police Athletic League, Millyard Museum, Currier Museum of Art, and WMUR TV Station.

Each graduate will receive a Certificate of Competition from MPD, and a personal Resolution from the Mayor of Manchester.

Registration is open to all youth between 15 and 21 years of age.


Applications should be submitted to Manchester Police Department by February 19, 2016

Manchester Police Department