The Campus Compact for New Hampshire presented Monadnock Christian Ministries with the President’s Community Partner Award in appreciation for the impact of the LaunchPoint Afterschool Program.
LaunchPoint started in October 2016 when the loss of a federal grant meant closing the doors on the Jaffrey After School Program, just as the school year began. Monadnock Christian Ministries stepped in to fill that need and serves 44 youths on its campus. It provides academic support and a variety of co-curricular activities, including a cooking club and swimming.
“It’s an affirmation of our community saying, ‘You did a good job.’ I think we’re coming alongside families well, and we’re seeing a lot of growth, a lot of relationships forming and growing,” LaunchPoint Program Manager Anna Buller said.
Also, nearly 20 Franklin Pierce University students volunteer one afternoon each week to serve at LaunchPoint.
Campus Compact is a consortium of 22 colleges and universities from across the state and is affiliated with the national Campus Compact organization. The President’s Community Partner Award is given to a nonprofit organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways, and engages in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with a college or university.