Our Programs

Current Programs:

COW POND LANE APARTMENTS

In 2000, the Nantucket Public Schools was facing a crisis with their staff. Employees were not able to find housing that would mesh with the needs of their salaries. A task force was assembled, land was located and designs were created for the project. Out of this process came the Cow Pond Lane Apartments. These twelve units of housing is a mix of one, two and three bedroom units that are available to education staff as well as Town and hospital employees.

Cow Pond Lane Apartments accepts applications once yearly (generally in April or May) through Housing Nantucket for these units. Applicants may renew their leases up to three years.

SUMMER-BOOST KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM

NET funded the transportation costs for Nantucket's youngest islanders. This gift decreased barriers to participation and ensured consistent attendance to this integral pre-kindergarten experience. Summer Boost is designed for children with limited exposure to academic skills including: letter and number recognition, language, fine and gross motor skills and pro-social activities.

NANTUCKET SCALLOP RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROJECT

Researcher, Peter Boyce, under the direction of Maria Mitchell Association mentored three student interns to gather and analyze data collected regarding scallop propagation. NET supported this project by funding one exemplary student intern.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

A grant was allocated to support the construction of a new playground for the Elementary School. 

NANTUCKET HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH CLUB

Support of juniors and seniors for cultural enrichment of their studies through academic studies, language immersion while they tour France.

Events:

ACKVENTURE PUTT

NET developed a new recurring event to enhance the activities of children and adults with a 12-hole indoor mini-golf course. It opened at the Nantucket Elementary School for the Nantucket New Year's Festival and will make future appearances to help raise money to support NET programming so keep an eye out for this great activity!  

GUEST SPEAKER NAVY SEAL RYAN PETERS

NET, in collaboration with Egan Maritime Institute & Nantucket Public Schools, invited all community members to hear Ryan Peters share his personal experience as a Navy Seal.

HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY WITH LEAH HOCKING

NET was excited to assist in bringing leading Broadway Vocalist, Leah Hocking, to Nantucket for a Holiday on Broadway performance with the Nantucket High School Choir - a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our high school students.

INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING WITH NET?

The NET Board conducts monthly reviews on Project Proposals for mini grants up to $1,500. Grants will be awarded at higher levels as NET’s funding stream is increased through community support and private donations.

Please complete the Project Proposal form below to submit your application. Email any supporting documentation to NET board member, Caitlin Waddington, at waddingtonc@nps.k12.ma.us. Call 508-228-7285 x1162 for further information.