News and Events
In order to help improve the afterschool program, we are surveying afterschool youth (grades 3-8) to learn about their experiences in the program. This survey is voluntary and if you do not want your child to fill it out, they do not need to. Please let your program's site coordinator know if you have any questions/concerns. We will be looking to implement the surveys beginning next week. The results will be used for program improvement.
Depending on your child's age, they will either be given the Younger Youth Survey (3rd-5th grade) or the Older Youth Survey (6th-8th grade). A copy of each survey can be found here.
Just a reminder that Session II will wrap up this Friday, and Session III will run from February 1 - April 8. There will be no program February 22-26 (School Vacation). Session III flyers can be found at each 21st CCLC school, as well as, here on the website.
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This year a new afterschool award has been included in the Child Development Bureau’s 2015 Early Childhood and Afterschool celebration on April 14, 2015.
“NHAN (New Hampshire Afterschool Network) Excellence in Afterschool Award” celebrates a commitment to quality and professionalism in the field of afterschool. This award will be presented to an afterschool professional who: fosters and encourages the development and sustainability of high quality afterschool programming, improves afterschool professionalism, and improves program quality by providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities during out-of-school hours.
Please join us in congratulating our very own Site Coordinator, Norma Gonzalez, as she is recognized as this year’s NHAN Excellence in Afterschool Award recipient. For the past eight years, Norma has worked at Beech Street Elementary School providing high-quality enrichment programs, as well as, support and encouragement to the students and families in one of the highest need and most diverse schools in New Hampshire. She consistently strives to bring new experiences to her students and families so that they may grow not only as students, but also as contributing members of their community.
Norma continuously goes above and beyond not only for her own students, but for all students city-wide, as she looks to bring new experiences to all twelve of our afterschool programs. Thank you Norma for all of your hard work!
Recently the elimination of dedicated 21st CCLC funding has been proposed. The draft Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill put forth by Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) last week would eliminate the dedicated 21st CCLC funding for afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs.
In New Hampshire alone, we serve over 10,000 children and youth from communities in the greatest need without turning away students based on ability to pay. We work towards building stronger communities and community partnerships to improve student academic success and help working families.
Absence of the 21st CCLC funding would directly impact the services we provide to the students of Manchester, NH.
Contact information for Senators:
(603) 647-7500 or: shaheen.senate.gov
(603) 622-7979 or: ayotte.senate.gov
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