Girls Inc. of New Hampshire offers research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, careers and leadership, and sports participation.
After School Program
Girls are picked up by our buses every day after-school and brought to one of our centers where they are free to engage in a variety of different classes, learn to take leadership roles, improve their health and fitness, further their education and have the opportunity to travel and explore places they never imagined.
BOLD Futures Mentoring Program
The BOLD Futures Mentoring Program combines volunteer mentors, professional staff, research-based programming to help girls ages 9-14 engage in school, build healthy relationships, and reduce risky behaviors. Girls spend dedicated time each week in small mentoring groups with female leaders that provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to counter stereotypes and obstacles and achieve their goals.
Girls and their families are invited to enjoy a free nutritious dinner 5 nights a week.
*The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is the funding source for the serving of nutritious meals in our childcare and school age care programs.
Early Learning Center
Burke Street Early Learning Center is our co-ed preschool program held at our Nashua Center. The Burke Street Early Learning Center is a full-day program open 7am to 6pm offering a safe, nurturing environment for children between the ages of 2.9-5 years old. They have access to the gymnasium and age appropriate playground for physical fitness activities and receive breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. The teachers follow the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Children learn through play based experiences using a wide variety of materials and are encouraged to investigate their environment, whether it is the natural world of the outdoors, or intentionally planned activities designed by our teachers.
Facility Rental Space
Gym Rentals: Our full size gym with 6 basketball hoops has a brand new floor, locker rooms and showers. It is a great space for basketball, soccer, volleyball, dodge ball, etc. We also have a volleyball net, soccer goals and other equipment available for use.
Instructor Rentals: If you are an instructor looking for space to rent to teach classes like Zumba, yoga, bootcamp, dancing, etc., we can provide a timeslot and space. Girls Inc. staff will be there to let students in and direct them to your class.
Party Rentals: Planning a children’s birthday party? Girls Inc. staff will lead games in the gym including kickball, basketball, volleyball, obstacle courses, etc. Tables and chairs will be provided; parents must bring food, beverages & party supplies. Girls Inc. can also do set up with 24 hour notice.
For more information, please contact Ryan Gauthier at 603-882-6256.
Spend your February or April vacation week with Girls Inc. participating in fun activities such as science experiments, outdoor games, arts and crafts, team-building activities, theme days, and field trips. Available at our Manchester and Nashua centers. Hours during vacation weeks are 7:30AM to 6:00PM. Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are provided. .
For more information, call the center closest to you:
Eight fun-filled weeks of summer camp with field trips, swimming, and weekly themes such as She Shoots She Scores, Build It Solve It Code It, SHEROES
- Campers welcome for the full summer or for weekly sessions, each week has a different theme
- Camp is for girls 5 and up
- Camp is staffed by qualified and professional personnel
- Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are provided each day
- Full weekly fee is $175. Sliding fee scales, financial assistance and scholarships are available
- Girls Inc. is licensed by the NH Bureau of Child Care Licensing
- Camp begins June 24, 2019.
Young Women’s Leadership
Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a 6 week summer program that engages teen girls (ages 12-15). This program will help develop leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills all while learning to be productive citizens in the community. Activities include: job shadowing opportunities, horseback riding, college tours, beach day, hiking, picnics, career fair, swimming, team building, internships, community service projects & much more.
The program begins on July 8th and runs through August 16th. Cost is $150 per week . Sliding scale fees and financial assistance is available. The program will take place at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH with pickups in at the center in Nashua & Manchester.
Girls Inc. delivers outreach programming by partnering with local schools, after-school programs, recreation centers and other youth-serving organizations. We provide our nationally research-based prevention and empowerment programs to girls in over 50 schools across the state.
Programs are tailored for each community and delivered by trained Program Facilitators. To coordinate a Girls Inc. program in your community, please contact Karen Billings, VP Program Development, at 603-606-1705.