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Albany Youth CAN

Albany Youth CAN (Community Action Network) is a network of teens (ages 13-18) who are interested in making a difference in their community while developing their citizenship and leadership skills. Youth CAN members choose, plan, and implement activities and projects that make a positive impact in their own communities. The teen leaders meet either weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the site), with additional meetings being required to complete community service projects. In addition to the community service and civic engagement projects that the teens complete, they also have the opportunity to attend NYS 4-H events and visit colleges throughout the state.

The program is currently being offered in partnership with Tony Clement Center for Education and the Arbor Hill Community Center.

Contact: 
Sarah Jones
4-H Urban Educator
sj462@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3546

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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 is scheduled throughout the year at various locations within Albany County. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for more information.

Contact:

Maria DeLucia-Evans
Resource Educator

mkd59@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3559


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 such as environment science, STEM, mindfulness, and agricultural education, 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.

Contact:
Sarah Jones
4-H Urban Educator
sj462@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3546

Last updated April 9, 2020