The After School Enrichment Program seeks to stimulate and facilitate the development of the whole child intellectually, physically and emotionally. Children grow in self-confidence and they gain independence with the skills they learn in group play and interaction. All of this is taught through the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our goal is to provide an enriching program that keeps participants engaged throughout their time in our care.
Glens Falls Area Youth Center is an alternative to the dilemmas our young people face every day. It is the only teen drop-in facility of its kind in the area and is open throughout the year. Since the Center’s target population is disadvantaged youth, all programs are offered Free of charge! Any youngster between the ages of 10 and 19 are welcome to participate and place of residence and/or school attended is not a requirement. The Youth Center promotes an educational atmosphere requiring participants to be enrolled in school and are only open during hours when school is closed. We provide a safe, well-supervised environment where teenagers can enjoy the company of their peers and avoid feelings of intimidation. The Center supplies good role models and reinforces positive social behavior. Our recreation component draws teens to the facility.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area provides safe havens for young people by offering quality programs and critical relationships with nurturing and reliable adults. Boys & Girls Clubs give their members access to dedicated, trained professionals who can provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing educational objectives. Most importantly, Boys & Girls Clubs equip young people with the skills they need to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve relationships with every aspect of their day-to-day lives and function as responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area serves youth at 18 locations within Albany County and Rensselaer County