Youth & Family
Albany County Government Intern Program for
High School Students
This school year long program is an opportunity available
to high school juniors and seniors living and attending schools in Albany
County. Students are matched with local government officials to discover
first hand how government works. Guest speakers, independent projects,
seminars, legislative meetings, and field trips throughout the school
year provide additional information. Students successfully completing
the government intern program receive academic credit and some schools
award (12th grade) a “Participation in Government” credit.
High school students or anyone interested in the government
intern program should contact Nancy Lerner at NKL1@cornell.edu
2013 Summer Scene
(runs 5 weeks)
July 8 – August 9
4-H Summer Scene is a 5 week long day camp in the city of Albany during July and August. The camp will be conducted at Ridgefield Park on Ridgefield Street in Albany. Camp meets daily from 10 am - 3 pm Monday through Thursday and from 10 am - 1 pm on Fridays. Campers participate in a variety of programs such as arts/crafts, recreational games, fitness, nutrition, nature studies, character educations and drama. Visiting programs provide additional opportunities such as golf, tennis, bicycle safety, substance abuse, drama productions and self-esteem awareness.
Camp is open to youth 7-12 years of age at the cost of $50/week (family discounts and scholarships available). Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited. USDA free lunches are served daily. In addition to campers, summer scene employs 20 junior counselors and 20 senior counselors each year through the City of Albany A+ Program. Junior Counselors have the opportunity to gain employment skills and work towards becoming future Senior Counselors.
The focus of the 2013 summer day camp is “Footprints to the Future” - Environmental Awareness for Youth. Youth will gain knowledge about the importance of Green Living (recycling, energy conservation, etc.) and work towards a goal of shrinking their environmental footprint. Counselors will also participate in a job readiness program to assist them in skill building and preparing for future employment.
Click here for the 2013 information & application
Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
A program for parents, caregivers and their youth, ages 10 – 14. The Strengthening Families Program has seven sessions that are designed to help: 1) parents build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits; 2) youth develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive future; 3) families grow together. The sessions focus on parents and youth separately for the first hour and then brings caregivers and youth together as a family the second hour. Some comments from parents who have attended STP: “Outstanding! Has been very helpful to us as a family unit.” “I wish I could have attended when my two older kids were this age. We benefited very much.” “I liked listening to what has worked with other families.”
Contact Mary Jane Rissacher at 518-765-3500, Ext. 546 for details or email@example.com
The CCE NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) links Extension educators and emergency managers from across New York and
various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.
From food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development,NY EDEN has resources you can use.