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New Report: Investing in the Early Years

When we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. Investing in the Early Years, a new report by the RAND Corporation and the Endowment for Health, shows the importance of prioritizing programs that benefit our youngest residents. For example, every dollar invested in high-quality public preschool programs can yield a return as high as $4. Let’s make smarter investments for New Hampshire and for our next generation.

Read the research brief by clicking on the image provided, or click here for the full report.


Volunteers Needed for Homework Help

The Keene Housing Kids Collaborative serves kids ages 0-18 living in properties owned or managed by Keene Housing. We are looking for independent, motivated individuals who are interested in helping children and youth succeed academically.

As a Homework Station volunteer, you will help students with their schoolwork, provide support as they learn, and lend an ear as they talk about their school experiences.

Homework Stations are located at Keene Housing properties and provide school aged children a place to do homework in a quiet, supported setting.

Volunteers are needed to staff the Homework Stations M-Th 3-5pm during the school year. Volunteers self-schedule, and whether you are able to volunteer once a week, once a month – the same day every time, or at odd intervals, you can schedule whatever works for you.

Email or call 352-0109 for more information or to request an application.

Community Action Forums coming soon to a school near you

Community_Conversations_Flyer_08292016-rev3Don’t forget! Impact Monadnock, Monadnock Region school districts, and River Valley Community College will be hosting Monadnock Region Community Action Forums on Early Childhood in the upcoming weeks.

These forums will offer:

  • Opportunities for communities to make their voices heard about the challenges facing our young children and families and how best to tackle them.
  • Opportunities to create understanding and awareness of the importance of investing in early childhood as a way to improve the overall well-being of the Monadnock Region.

Forums will be facilitated by New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Listens works at the local and state level to support civil, public deliberation of complex issues affecting everyday lives.

Click on the flyer to see the complete listing of dates and locations.