Albany Youth CAN (Community Action Network) began meeting virtually in March 2020 due to COVID-19 and have continued meeting every other week via Zoom. The teens at both the Arbor Hill Community Center and Tony Clement Center for Education are continuing to brainstorm and implement activities to positively impact their communities, all of which can be done either online or from the safety of their own homes. The teen leaders also have the opportunity to attend virtual college tours and NYS 4-H events this year since all in-person events have been cancelled.
4-H Urban Educator
The Strengthening Families Program is a four-week online program for parents/caregivers and youth ages 11 - 18.Youth programs will include 30 minutes of interactive activities to discuss teen development, communication skills, managing emotions, and how to practice mindfulness and positive self-talk.Youth will be encouraged to share their activities and knowledge with their parents/caregivers.
Parent/caregiver programs are one-hour in length, and help participants enhance their parenting skills. Parents/caregivers, who are the experts on their families, will develop a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affects their children. This program will also include helpful family activities, and activities for parents/caregivers to share with their youth.
The Strengthening Families Program strives to empower families. We celebrate family strengths, improve communication skills, and provide support to both youth and parents/caregivers.
Urban 4-H programs have been moved online and are being offered in partnership with numerous sites throughout Albany County. Each week of the series, the youth have the opportunity to work with a 4-H Educator over Zoom who will walk them through the instructions to complete a variety of 4-H projects. The necessary supplies for each project are included in a free kit that are available for pick-up through the partnering organization or at the CCE Albany office. If anyone is unable to join the 4-H Educator on Zoom, each kit includes a detailed set of instructions along with the education behind each project.
Virtual Kit Topics include:
Last updated February 4, 2021