Nate Howe is the nephew of Neighborhood House Charter School educator, Megan Howe. He was a lover of the outdoors and adventures. The summer before his eleventh birthday, he received a scholarship that allowed him to attend a camp he would not otherwise have been able to attend. Nate enjoyed sleeping in cabins, going on adventures, making new friends, and discovering the magic of camp. The experience profoundly inspired him, and he never stopped talking about that summer.
Nate’s life was tragically ended in 2016, when he was just eleven years old. This fund is a fitting memorial to support the kinds of adventures and learning that Nate loved. While he wasn't a student at NHCS, Nate's aunts, both residents of Boston, wanted other children to have the same opportunity Nate did.
The NHAF was founded in late 2016 and is maintained by Nate's family as a way to honor his memory.
The Nate Howe Adventure Fund is facilitated by the Neighborhood House Charter School, located in Dorchester, MA. NHCS is a 501C3 Nonprofit Organization.
NHCS student population:
- 79% are racial/Ethnic minorities
- 15% are Special Education students
- 27% speak a language other than English as their primary language at home
- 34% meet the federal definition of Economically Disadvantaged (participation in one or more of the following state-administered programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC); the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) foster care program; and MassHealth (Medicaid))
How Are Students Picked?
The NHAF scholorship is based purely on need. Student names are submitted to the Nate Howe Adventure Fund board by Neighborhood House Charter School staff.
How Much Does Each Trip Cost?
Trips are subject to change, but projected 2019/2020 school year trips are:
Camp Beckett $55
Frost Valley $100
Camp Wing $150
Washington, DC $600
These prices are per student.
Is My Donation Tax Deductible?
NHCS is a registered 501(c)(3), so donations are tax deductible. You will receive a confirmtion of donation as well as a receipt for tax purposes.