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Mentoring Matters! NESS Wins Outstanding Mentor Champion Award

Since 2012, NESS has been an integral part of the New London community. Our AmeriCorps team and New London staff work year-round to provide STEM-based ocean adventure programming to grades K-12 both on the water and in the classroom. For our consistent commitment and support of youth mentoring, the Eastern Connecticut Mentoring Collaborative (ECMC) selected […]

NESS Celebrates MLK Day 2019

NESS staff and AmeriCorps members will come together on Martin Luther King Day 2019 to volunteer in honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NESS will join thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service, and we encourage you to join us! MLK Day: A Day On, Not A Day Off Dr. […]

Classroom Spotlight: Harbor Elementary School

Three of our AmeriCorps members are stationed at Harbor Elementary School this year and have been very busy teaching about the ocean! Harbor Elementary is one of our donor sponsored classroom schools, and our members have made such an impact on the students. So far this year, Meridan, Emily, and Braxton have been working hard […]

Great Story: A Little Extra Support Goes A Long Way

Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Megan Murray “It was the 2nd week of my 4th cycle of mentoring at Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School. The students were at their desk eating their Cheez-Its and the room was filled with noise. The door to the room opened slightly and a little boy with a big […]

Classroom Spotlight: Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary

Our donor sponsored classroom at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet Elementary School in New London has had a very busy start to the school year! The students in fifth grade have been learning all about principles of sailing and even got to go on a field trip to New London Community Boating (NLCB) at Greens Harbor! […]

Great Story: I Can Try

I Can Try Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Elizabeth Allaby “As part of their curriculum, 6th graders at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School must participate in an 8-week long swim program. As a NESS SEA AmeriCorps member, I was fortunate to be able to serve as a swim instructor for the swimmers at the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

A few of our NESS SEA AmeriCorps members spend their school day at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) helping teachers and students in many ways. Our NESS classroom at BDJMS is a donor sponsored classroom and allows for NESS members to have a space to prepare and teach programs, as well as for mentoring […]

Great Story: Changing Course

Changing Course Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Dylan Gardner At times change can happen very rapidly, like a tacking sailboat.  At other times it is slow, like a cargo ship altering its course at sea.  For students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, change in the classroom can be the same.  In the beginning of the […]

Classroom Spotlight: Winthrop STEM Elementary School

Come take a look into one of our NESS classrooms in New London! We recently visited Winthrop STEM Elementary School and observed programs for 2nd and 5th grade classes. We have four sponsored classrooms where our AmeriCorps members are stationed throughout the New London Public Schools in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, Harbor Elementary, Nathan […]

Great Story: Not-So-Quiet Cafe

Not-So-Quiet Cafe Written by NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Laura “Lorax” Karson “One of my favorite parts of working in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is being part of the Quiet Cafe program. Quiet Cafe is a space for students to eat lunch who are not as comfortable eating in the big cafeteria. When we were […]