Announcing The Nate Howe Adventure Fund at NHCS

Nate Howe at age 10

Nate Howe at age 10

Neighborhood House Charter School is honored to announce that, through the generosity of the Howe family and friends, our school’s most exciting field lessons will be available free of charge for select students in need.  The Nate Howe Adventure Fund, established in memory of Nate Howe, shall provide full scholarships for these students to participate in the school’s overnight, camp, and out-of-state field lessons.

The namesake of the fund Nate Howe was not a Neighborhood House student, but a relative of NHCS staff member Megan Howe.  Nate was a lover of the outdoors and adventures. The summer before his eleventh birthday, Nate 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 affected him and he never stopped talking about that summer. Nate’s life was tragically ended in 2016 when he was just eleven years old.

To honor the memory of Nate Howe, and to recognize the transformative potential of away camp for all children, Nate’s family has generously offered to establish The Nate Howe Adventure Fund at NHCS, led by staff member Megan Howe and her sister Jessica Howe (Nate’s aunts).

Each year, through the generosity of the Fund’s donors, students will receive scholarships to attend Camp Beckett (3rd and 4th grade), Camp Wing (5th and 6th grade), New York (6th grade), Costa Rica (rising 8th graders), Thompson’s Island (8th grade), Washington, D.C. (8th grade), and more.

With the support of The Nate Howe Adventure Fund, we hope that all our students will be able to share in the joy and love of adventure that Nate Howe carried throughout his life.