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YMCA Middle School After School Program

In this program, students in grades 5 – 6 will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories at the Y.

Financial assistance available and state assistance accepted.

4-5 days a week: $97 or 1-3 days a week: $73

Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The City of Manchester Health Department (MHD) has partnered with the Manchester School District to provide an experienced Community Health Worker to assist students/families experiencing homelessness with basic needs. The CHW can connect students/families to medical, dental, and vision providers; help them secure health insurance; assist them in completing applications or determining eligibility for Medicaid, WIC/Food Stamps, fuel/rental assistance, and other financial assistance; and connect
them to resources for food, clothing, housing, and other basic needs and social supports.

Manchester 21st Century Program

Our program is located in twelve Manchester Schools. These schools were identified based on their Free and Reduced Lunch demographics and their Title I student populations.

Click to learn more about each location, including contact information and schedules. See your school for specific days and times.

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) Child and Adolescent Department

The Child and Adolescent Department at MHCGM offers family, individual and group therapy services. Additionally we provide case management and medication services. Our services are offered in the community, schools, home, office and telehealth.

PREVENTION: The Mirror Project

One-hour class once a year designed to improve communication and relationships between youth ages 12-16 and police officers. Mirror is part of New Hampshire’s Effective Policing and Interaction with Youth initiative, a statewide program to help police officers understand how to work with youth.


Academic support and tutoring, career exploration, dance and performing arts, soccer-fitness offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Hillside Middle School.

Peer to Peer Prevention

Makin’ It Happen offers a variety of Peer-to-Peer trainings for both staff and students. General trainings focused on medicine safety, harm reductions and warning signs of mental distress are available for both staff and students. Train the trainer trainings are available for upper High school level students to be trained to present to Middle School level students. Current topic areas are over the counter medical safety, Know the facts and how to react vaping session, and age-appropriate Harm Reduction 101.

City Year New Hampshire

Amoskeag Health School-Based Counseling Services

Onsite school-based behavioral health services

Manchester Health Department Dental Care Program

The City of Manchester Health Department works with the Manchester School District to bring dental care to children in need at Manchester’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Dental care is provided on a dental van at each school during school hours by a certified Public Health Dental Hygienist and, when needed, a licensed dentist. Students can also be referred to local dental offices for ongoing dental care. The program serves an average of 600 students each school year at all 21 Manchester public schools.

Remote Tutoring Collaborative

The Meelia Center partners with the Manchester School District to provide free remote tutoring to underrepresented K-12 students in 10 schools across the district. Students who identify with groups often underrepresented in high school & college graduation are referred for tutoring by their teachers, parents or community. Current schools served include Bakersville, Northwest, Webster, Southside, McLaughlin, Parkside, West, Central, Memorial and MST. Flexible afterschool hours for tutor support.

City of Manchester Office of Youth Services

Crisis Intervention and Referral, Middle School – Outreach: school and community based interventions, High School – Wrap for Youth Resilience (WYR): school based supports and intervention, Summer and vacation athletic and enrichment programs. All programs are free.