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SEACOAST TEEN PROGRAM RECEIVES GIFT FROM LOCAL WOMEN
Local 'Giving Circle' Selects New Heights for Monetary Award
Portsmouth, NH (July 23, 2009): New Heights, an out-of-school youth program in Portsmouth, has been selected by the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle as their designated 2009 grantee.
"After studying the needs of children at risk on the Seacoast, our members decided to invest in New Heights' programs for area teens with a gift of over $16,000," explained Anne Rouse Sudduth, Seacoast Women's Giving Circle founder. "New Heights plays a critical role in our community by offering opportunities for teens to engage in confidence building activities in a safe and healthy environment both after school and during school vacations."
For Tracey Tucker, New Heights' director, the Giving Circle's support comes at a crucial time.
"In light of the current economic climate, I cannot express what the Giving Circle's support means for our program," said Tucker. "What I really find amazing, though, is how invested they have become in New Heights. They really took the time to learn about our program and the science behind it."
Founded by Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) in 1987, New Heights' mission is to assist Seacoast youth in developing the competence, character, confidence, and resiliency necessary for a healthy and successful adulthood. For more information about New Heights, call 422-8235, or visit www.newheightsonline.org.
The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle was founded in April 2006 by a group of local women eager to use their skills and resources to address critical issues facing the Seacoast community. For more information about the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle, visit www.seacoastwomengive.org.
Development and Communications Associate, Seacoast Mental Health Center