Urban 4-H

Albany Youth CAN

Teens ages 14-18 may apply to join the Albany Youth Community Action Network (Youth CAN), which meets weekly in the city of Albany for the purposes of developing citizenship and leadership skills in urban youth.Youth CAN teen leaders complete the 4-H Public Adventures Curriculum, develop and carry out youth-led community improvement projects, and prepare for careers and continuing education throughout a two-year enrollment period. The Albany Youth CAN program is conducted in partnership with Albany Boys & Girls Club and the Albany campus of Schenectady County Community College.

Strengthening Families Program

In its second year of implementation, the Strengthening Families Program uses a parent, youth and family skill-building approach to prevent teen substance abuse, strengthen parenting skills, build family strengths, and open up the lines of communication between parents and their children. The program is delivered by trained facilitators.

This six-week series will be scheduled during 2018 at various locations throughout Albany County. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for more information.

Urban 4-H

This program brings after-school and summer 4-H learning opportunities to youth at approved prevention provider sites throughout Albany County in partnership with the Albany County Department for Children, Youth, and Families. Youth participate in meetings that include traditional 4-H activities and special interest topics which engage them to promote positive youth development.

Urban 4-H after-school and summer programs are scheduled throughout the year at many Albany County sites.Please contact the 4-H office for more information.


Sarah Jones
4-H Urban Educator

Last updated January 17, 2018