Youth Retention Initiative webinar to feature Reaching Higher’s Nicole Heimarck

Nicole Heimarck, Executive Director of Reaching Higher NH and Director of the New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness, will serve as a panelist for a Youth Retention Initiative virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, April 12, at 3 p.m. The Youth Retention Initiative focuses on middle and high school students as essential to New Hampshire’s future economy, workforce, and community life and examines factors related to their education, work, and life choices. The free webinar will provide insights and highlight recent research findings on college vs. career, state brand identity, youth-supportive policies, and collaboration. 

Moderated by Dr. Erin Hiley Sharp, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, the webinar will include presentations by UNH professors Dr. Andrew Coppens, Sarah Jusseaume, Dr. Cindy Hartman, and Dr. Jayson Seaman, as well as a discussion with the following panelists: 

  • Nicole Heimarck, Executive Director, Reaching Higher NH, Director, New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness
  • Will Stewart, Executive Director, Stay Work Play New Hampshire
  • Beth Doiron, Director of College Access and DoE Programs and Initiatives, Community College System of New Hampshire
  • Michael Turmelle, Director of Education and Career Initiatives, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Registration is required. Register here

The event is sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Stay Work Play New Hampshire, Reaching Higher NH, and the New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness.