Empowering and educating youth through technology is the heart of CfAL's mission.
CfAL offers youth programs that help elementary and middle school students connect through technology and engage in FUN activities - in a safe environment. Partnering with Rain of Hope, programs are designed to promote social, emotional and leadership skills, while learning about safe online practices and digital literacy.
Programs are offered Monday through Thursday beginning at 3:00pm.
All classes are FREE and held online. Caregiver must register youth to attend.
No computer? No problem! CfAL will provide a "loaner computer"!
For more information, contact Tesha Tramontano-Kelly, Program Director at (203) 710-3041.
School-age youth: Join us weekdays at 3:00pm to take a "Tech Break" - and connect with us online to play games and activities offline.
From remote/distance learning and computer use in schools to online games and videos, studies show that the average amount of screentime of youth ages 8 to 12 is 6 hours per day. - and continuing to increase due to the pandemic.
Tech Break, Jr.'s, while taking place online through Zoom, is carefully designed to create a safe online location for youth to meet socially to play "offline" games and activities.
Each day also incorporates social, emotional and leadership skills, in addition to digital literacy lessons teaching online safety.
Example of Activities:
Story creation (Mad Libs!)
Paper Airplane Challenges
And, many MORE!
Caregivers must register youth. After registering, youth can attend as often as desired!
Each day is designated to grade levels:
Mondays: 1st & 2nd Graders
Tuesdays: 3rd & 4th Graders
Thursdays: 5th & 6th Graders
Tech Break, Jr.
Whether your passion is sports, gaming, or nature,
technology is a great way to share your thoughts, ideas and creations!
Join us virtually on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm to create websites, host podcasts,
and edit videos and photos. Want to learn how to code and program? We teach that too!
Program runs from September 15th through April 30th. Join us every Wednesday at 3:00pm - or just drop in when you can!
All classes held online. Students must be 13 years old by December 31, 2020. Caregiver approval is required.
What to Know:
Program is open to students entering 7th through 9th grade (must be 13 years old at time of program).
Students without a working computer may request a "loaner computer" to use during the program.
Students will work with college mentors who will provide additional support to students.