NH INITIATIVES

DRUG & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

In communities struggling with opioid and other substance use, afterschool programs are playing a critical role by increasing resilience among young people, supporting positive youth development, and preventing future substance use.

 

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

PATHWAYS TO CAREERS IN New Hampshire & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Afterschool and summer learning programs prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow and help working parents keep their jobs. Investing in these programs will help build New Hampshire’s future workforce and ensure that our businesses can succeed and grow.

NHAN wants to partner with local businesses, to offer advice, mentorships & experiences so that  young people can explore potential career paths and connect with organizations that encourage them to stay in New Hampshire. If your business can

  • Offer mentorships and internships

  • Implement a job-shadowing opportunity

  • Promote volunteer positions for youth

  • Develop scholarships

  • Connect with programs through enrichment clubs

  • Offer on-site field trips

we would love to connect.

YOUTH PHYSICAL HEALTH- MOVEMENT & HEALTHY EATING

According to Afterschool Alliance, "Afterschool and summer programs can help youth reach their full potential in school, career, and life. Supporting health and wellness is an important aspect of out-of-school time (OST) programs, from providing access to nutritious foods and promoting healthy habits, to keeping students physically fit and supporting mental health."

ACES AND TRAMA INFORMED CARE

Afterschool and out of school programs are able to promote positive youth development and protect school-age children, in large part due to structured activities and high-quality interactions, both adult-to-youth and youth-to-youth. OST programs can assist and enhance the lives of children who are dealing with ACEs by providing support in these areas: safe zones, family engagement, and academic support.

SCHOOL SAFETY, VIOLENCE PROTECTION & RESOURCES

Studies show school violence can be prevented. According to the CDC website, many factors contribute to school violence. Preventing school violence requires addressing factors at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels. Research shows that prevention efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students can reduce violence and improve the school environment.