Portsmouth and Exeter, NH—January 29, 2016—Serving more than 700 youth annually throughout the NH Seacoast and southern Maine, New Heights continues to develop new programs for area youth. Citing new offerings ranging from computer coding to building projects involving skis and snowboards, Executive Director Tracey Tucker said the key to New Heights’ longstanding success rests on its organizational knowledge.
“We have some staff that have been here the better part of 15 to 20 years,” said Tucker. “They continue to receive training in best practices regarding youth development programs and push the envelope. No teen just ‘hangs’ out here.”
According to Assistant Director Meghan Rice, New Heights has particularly focused on programs based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In developing such programs in coordination with area schools, Rice said New Heights serves an increasingly important function in the community.
“We complement what schools are doing in the classroom,” she added. “In some cases, we actually are in the classroom alongside teachers.”
In addition to numerous adventure and STEM programs this spring, New Heights will offer GirlTalk! (a discussion based group for 5th grade girls) and art programs.
New Heights charges program fees, but offers need-based scholarships and the equipment necessary to participate. To register or learn more about New Heights’ school-year program, visit www.newheightsonline.org, or call (603) 422-8235.