“At Unitil, we strongly believe in the importance of STEM education and we’re thrilled that New Heights provides local students with innovative STEM programs. New Heights encourages the youth in our community to learn, discover, and explore the world around them, and we’re proud to support their efforts.”
— Carol Valianti, VP of Communications & Public Affairs, Unitil


Each year New Heights holds exciting community events where the Seacoast rallies to help sponsor youth programming. If you are interested in learning more or signing up to be a volunteer, please contact Lee Frank.


Why Donate?

The impact of modern society on youth is staggering: more kids are dropping out of schools than at any other time in history, we are falling way behind the global average in STEAM, aggression and violence is on the rise in and out of the classroom, and kids are struggling to find their own unique voice in a media and message-drenched world.

Your donation will help fund programs that will provide youth with a breadth of opportunities for connecting with others and discovering their potential. We offer a welcoming, fun-centered environment where youth are encouraged to experience themselves and the world in new ways, allowing them to think, be, and do all the things that will help them unlock their true potential.



If you are looking for a way to further your education or experience working with youth through STEAM, Adventure, or another facet of youth programming, please consider an Internship! To apply, or for more information, please contact Meghan Rice.


Sponsor a New Heights Program or Wilderness Expedition

New Heights programs vary in cost depending on travel, supplies, and staffing needs. Examples of programs that require sponsorships in order to keep tuition costs affordable for families include FIRST LEGO League Robotics, Mad Circus Skills, 5th grade Ski and Snowboard Club, and extended wilderness expeditions.

Wilderness expeditions are typically a week long to a state or national park such as the Adirondack State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, and Zion National Park among others!

If you are interested in sponsoring a program, contact Lee Frank.

Why New Heights?

Every child has their own unique potential in life, but obstacles abound. As early as the age of 10, kids begin to define themselves in limiting ways. They tell themselves they are bad at math, that they can’t do sports, or can’t draw. That boys are better than girls at science, that only girls like cooking. Popular culture, peer pressure, and limited exposure to new things can cement this self-talk and keep kids stuck for a lifetime.

Our programs are intentionally designed to break these barriers and open minds, by developing engaging, fun, unexpected opportunities to try new things in new ways. And while no two people are made of the same stuff, we’ve found a common formula for success: let youth explore and experience as many developmental dimensions as possible. Our programming focuses on creating an environment where youth are challenged and skills are developed in four key areas:

  • Academic – Experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Emotional – Pathways for self expression, individuality, creativity, and personal meaning
  • Social – Opportunities for connection to others and the community through team building, collaboration, and service
  • Physical – Adventures that encourage an active lifestyle, self-confidence, and an appreciation of the natural world

While any one of these developmental dimensions can spark imagination and challenge conventional thinking, we work to introduce youth to each — revealing new pathways to help them find their true potential, and new opportunities for passion, curiosity, and reflection.


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