Youth Connect for Good (Connect)

The goal of the Connect Project – realized in the context of structured programming and informal friendship – seeks to instill in young people positive self-esteem, an understanding of the value of their own lives and the lives of others, leadership skills, and a capacity to make change in their own world. Our Connect program brings everyone together to foster deeper connections, by engaging them in productive activities. These structured activities occur during our weekly drop-in session where we focus on different themes like exposure (to new places and/or skills), giving back (to community), learning (advancing ourselves in academia), and intentional time (for relationship building).