Connect Center

Community, Empowerment, and Innovation

The Connect Center is primarily a safe space for youth to be after school. Once students' basic needs for safety have been met, the organization uses mentorship and youth development programs to allow students to explore their passions, talents, and eventually, a career path.
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Sign up for Connect After School

Join us this fall for a collection of fun and interactive workshops that will help your child develop a wide variety of skills. Connect After School is open for students from grades 6-12 residing in the capital region. Sign up using our QR code or by visiting

  • Date: 9/26/2023 03:00 PM - 12/14/2023 05:00 PM
  • Location: 49 Johnston Ave, Cohoes, NY 12047, USA (Map)

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Join us for a dynamic and hands-on experience dedicated to teaching beat making, digital audio production, and audio engineering to aspiring musicians and producers. Designed for students of all skill levels, this program provides a creative and innovative environment where they can explore the world of music production.

Through expert-led workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and software, participants will develop the skills necessary to craft their own beats, produce high-quality digital tracks, and master the art of audio engineering. Unleash your musical potential and create the sounds you've always dreamed of!
Short for "Free Learning of Open Source Systems," our after-school F.L.O.S.S. program offers an engaging educational experience for students interested in the world of computers. Participants will explore the intricacies of computer hardware, gaining a deep understanding of the components that power these machines.

Additionally, they will learn about the benefits and applications of open-source software and operating systems. As a special bonus, at the end of the program, each student will receive the computer they've worked on, completely free of cost, empowering them to continue their digital journey at home. Embark on a path to computer literacy and open-source exploration!

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Sign up for our after-school arts and crafts program program dedicated to nurturing mental wealth. In this program, students will engage in a variety of therapeutic arts and crafts activities, providing them with a creative outlet to express themselves and relax.

Through projects like knitting, yarn art, and mindful coloring, participants will not only develop their artistic skills but also learn the importance of self-care and mental well-being. Join us for an enriching experience where crafting becomes a tool for cultivating inner peace and mental wealth.