Albany Youth CAN (Community Action Network) is meeting in-person this year at Tony Clement Center for Education in Albany, NY. This year’s focus for the program is to connect the youth to the community around their school, developing relationships with local small businesses and develop community service projects to make a positive impact in the area where they go to school.
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CCE Albany is launching Career X -- a new initiative to help teens (ages 13+) discover, identify and explore how to reach their future goals. This group will meet monthly for teens to participate in activities and discussion on higher education opportunities, career options, and important employment skills. Meetings may include guest speakers and field trips to explore institutions and job/career locations/experiences. Specific topics, career exploration, guest speaker and field trip locations will be determined by youth interest and leadership.
Teens many enroll anytime and join as schedules permit. Meeting information will be provided to enrolled teens – and will eventually have an in-person option. We want teens to explore their options, expand their worlds, and expect success!
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.
For more parenting programs, please visit our Positive Parenting page.
Urban 4-H programs are being offered both in-person and online in partnership with numerous sites throughout Albany County. For the online programs, 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.
Urban 4-H Topics include:
Last updated January 18, 2022