The NHA aims to provide meaningful educational opportunities for the entire Nantucket community and beyond. Our island presents unique challenges and opportunities. In addition to the in-school and on-site cyclical K–9 programming, new this year is a deep-immersion mentorship program for Nantucket High School students. The students will learn life skills in a professional environment while preparing for college, in a paid after school program running three times per year for eight weeks.
Over an eight-week time span students will work closely with an NHA educator who will guide them through the organization’s mission and content, introduce them to the inner workings of the various departments, and teach Nantucket history. Students will also engage in research, public speaking, career exploration and activities to further the mission of the NHA. A common thread throughout this program is a capstone project where the students partake in an independent, student-driven effort addressing major themes within Nantucket’s historical and cultural fabric, later the students will present their project to the community in an interesting and exciting way.