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Service Learning

The NMH Service Learning Office (formerly Outreach Programs) works with advising groups, dorms, clubs, teams, and other student groups to organize projects like the ones mentioned here.

Got an idea for a student project you’d like to lead? You’ll get our full support. We invite you to contact us for more information. Students have begun projects here that have evolved beyond NMH. It all starts with an idea, the ability to be a leader, and the resolve to follow through.

Weekly Volunteering
Apply to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity, cook and serve community meals in nearby Greenfield, Massachusetts, celebrate the birthdays of children in homeless shelters, or be a Big Brother or Big Sister — and receive "workjob" credit while you're at it.

One-Day Events and Group Projects
Spend some time cleaning up the litter from the banks of the Connecticut River, belt out a tune to raise money for the United Way, or ante up a pint of blood. Make a collection of ceramic bowls to benefit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and buy presents for local children for the holidays.

Service-Learning Leadership
Move deeper into service learning by taking on a leadership role.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.


“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 


“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."


“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 


“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”


"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."


"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."


"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”


“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 


“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”


"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”


"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”


“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”