Expanding Students’ Horizons Programs in Theater, Stage, and Special Workshops

Expanding Students' Horizons functions as a clearing house between several New Hampshire theatre venues which offer free student passes for selected educational programs to New Hampshire students from elementary to high school public, charter, private, and home school students. Some programs are listed below. Details and even more listings on their website

NEO Scholarships
The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) is now accepting applications for their 2015-2016 scholarships. They are available for qualifying K-12 students for tuition at out-of-district public schools as well as private and religious schools. Homeschoolers can also qualify! Apply today to have the best chance at this scholarship program.

Visions Homeschool Educational Tours
Offers special STEM tour opportunities to homeschool associations and families. Some samples of tours include: Tropical STEM in Florida, Kennedy Space Center and marine biology at several sites; STEM Ocean in Cozumel, Mexico; STEM Washington, Smithsonian, Spy Museum, ; Rome and Pompeii tour; Iceland tour. Learn more at

Groups must be comprised of a minimum of 20 passengers plus the host, or administrator. For every 20 passengers signed up, we offer two fully complimentary places to the administrator and their guest, based on sharing a single room. This is to recognize you for taking on the responsibility of organizing the group and the management requirements.

Learn about Invasive Plants in our Lakes and Rivers
New Hampshire Rivers Council. We are a statewide river organization dedicated to protecting the rivers and their resources in New Hampshire. We have a special volunteer program called River Runners which teaches the recreating public how to identify invasive aquatic plant species in our rivers and provide that information to the state for response. We can present a program to homeschoolers in a centralized venue. Please visit our organization’s website at and click on River Runners to learn more about our program. We welcome the opportunity to provide this free training to you.

New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Created in 2006, the NH LYAC is a statutory committee of the New Hampshire legislature. Serving as a link between young people and New Hampshire government, LYAC is a group of 19 high school and college students (from age 15-22) who are appointed from every county in the state. A state senator and representative are also appointed as members of the Council.
LYAC analyzes issues that pertain to New Hampshire youth, brings ideas to the legislature, advises the legislature, and promotes civic engagement among youth.
The Council generally meets once a month in Concord from September to May. Meetings are held on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. In addition to monthly meetings, Council members have the opportunity to attend special meetings with other organizations and councils. Students may also participate in annual forums that the Council holds, including an August forum for new members. Some LYAC members also choose to testify at public hearings for legislation on behalf of the Council. Want to learn more? Email

Tours of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
The New Hampshire Supreme offers tours to students on Mondays and Fridays. Several homeschooling groups have already taken advantage of our tour and have really enjoyed their experience. It is a great compliment to your government curriculum. The tour begins in the court room. When available, which is more often than not, a judge comes in for a question and answer session with the students. If it’s available, the students will visit the conference room and the law library. Tours of the Supreme Court can be done in conjunction with State House tours.
If you are interested in just a Supreme Court tour contact, Laura Mitchell at 271-2646 x 2362. If you would like to arrange a tour of both the Supreme Court and the State House contact Virginia Drew at to schedule both.
We look forward to hearing from you and showing you around.

Scholarship Opportunity for Young Women
The goal of the Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs. To further this goal, the local club in Concord sponsors a scholarship. The application of the local winner is then sent to the Zonta District governors, who submit one application to the Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Board provides awards to five recipients. For more information, visit, or contact Carolyn Andrews at 224-0185 or

Study in Rome!
Roman Explorations is a study tour for elementary and middle school teachers and homeschool instructors, on-site in Rome! You will learn about the Latin language, as well as the culture, myth, and history of the ancient Romans!
In the morning, participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, using a colorful, engaging, kid-friendly text called Minimus. No previous experience with Latin is necessary. During the day and evening, participants will journey through the city of Rome, witnessing the monumental sites and museums firsthand. Accomplished instructors will provide commentary, lead discussion, and suggest lessons and activities for incorporating this material into the classroom.
Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, P.O. Box 188 Alton Bay, NH 03810,, (866) 933-9466

YMCA Summer Camps
Homeschoolers are welcome to register for YMCA Camps. Camp Mi-Te-Na for boys, and Camp Foss for girls.

For LD/ADHD Students--A Chance to Experience Success (ACES)
ACES is a two week summer residential experience at Keene State College in which high school students ages 16-17 with LD/ADHD participate in activities that assist them to build skills toward independence and learn about the world of work while on a college campus. While there, students also participate in a variety of social, recreational and team building opportunities. Students document their experiences in a portfolio which is then used throughout the following school year to assist in planning for the future in the areas of education, living independently and employment. ACES is made possible through a partnership between NH Vocational Rehabilitation, Keene State College and the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions. Additional information regarding the application process is available at Contact: Tina Greco, (603) 271-3993,

PAX-Program of Academic Exchange Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from Germany, Thailand, Norway, Brazil, China, Spain, Belgium and Mexico or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Visit the PAX website at
Call PAX Community Coordinators Shannon at 603-393-5616 or Jean at the PAX national office, 1-800-555-6211, ext. 310.

Experience The Japanese Culture
LABO International is a cultural exchange program that offers the opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 20 to host a Japanese student in their home for approximately one month, starting at the end of July. Labo students arrive with everything that they need in order to share the everyday life of a New Englander. There is never a need to plan expensive vacations or costly trips. The student simply wants to be apart of an American family and to share their culture with them. Simple things as a bike ride, hiking, family cookouts are treasured moments for them. If your child is going to camp during this time Labo will pay $250.00 for the Japanese student to be a part of this as well.
Interested families are encouraged to call Lenny or Maureen Bolduc at 802-886-2316 or feel free to speak with our children Lindsay, Larry, Lauren and Leigh. We can also be reached by e-mail-- Please put LABO 2009 in the subject line.

Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student?
Benefits:  Expand your world horizons, learning new cultures & languages.  Make lifetime global friendships, with the possibility of future travel. Contact International Student exchange immediately by Calling Kris Matthieu 603-894-6468 

Lumenarts presents performances of great works including The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and great people including Emily Dickinson and Caesar, Cicero, and Cato. Performances are live and improv: no two performances will be the same. While the language is improv the telling stays true to the original text. Performances are tailored for particular audiences. Performances can vary from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen. DVDs are also available. Check for more information.