4th Family

It takes a community.

Empowering young people is a crucial step towards creating a positive impact in urban communities. Through the provision of essential skills, opportunities, and support, we strive to equip youth with the tools they need to thrive as successful contributors to their communities. 

About Us

4th Family Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities in the Capital District. Our wide range of programs aims to uplift and inspire individuals through mentorship, personal development, health and wellness initiatives, educational programming, annual sports leagues and tournaments, as well as educational trips. 

At the core of our mission is the motivation, encouragement, and support we provide to the members of our community. By specifically targeting at-risk youth and adults, we offer unique personal development opportunities, with a special emphasis on high school students. By actively engaging with all communities within the Capital District, our ultimate objective is to create a positive and lasting impact on individuals’ lives and the community as a whole.

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Programs

We provide a wide array of programs tailored to empower at-risk students and young adults. Through our teen and community events, we create a platform where participants can forge strong connections and foster meaningful relationships. Additionally, our mentorship programs offer invaluable guidance and support from seasoned professionals.

Our comprehensive personal development programs equip both youth and adults with the essential skills required to thrive in their personal and professional lives. Educational programming provides new knowledge and cultivates current skill sets and our health and wellness initiatives promote healthy lifestyles and overall well-being.

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We give at-risk youth a gift that lasts a lifetime: the knowledge that science is within reach. The confidence to research, analyze and present data – in context – supports economic mobility, entrepreneurship, social and racial justice. Science belongs to us all; with an understanding of science and the world, we stand tall.

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Social Emotional Learning

Through our SEL programs, we provide young people with tools and strategies to navigate challenging situations, such as stress, peer pressure, and conflicts. We help them build their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills. This program also emphasizes the importance of empathy, inclusivity, and respect for diversity.

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Mentoring

4th Family stands with our school systems, providing social and emotional support to students facing academic and behavioral challenges. Our intervention program exudes integrity, embraces learning, and teaches the practices of personal and group responsibility. Our young people are our future; we have their backs.

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Prevention

Our prevention programs use evidence-based strategies and best practices to educate young people and their families about the risks and consequences of negative behaviors. We work closely with schools and community organizations to offer prevention programs that are tailored to the needs of the youth we serve.

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Be part of our mission to empower at-risk youth and uplift the community. By making a donation to 4th Family Inc., you can contribute to the continuation of our life changing programs and services. Your support enables us to equip young people with the necessary tools and resources for their success and well-being. 

Together we can forge a brighter future not only for the Capital District, but for broader communities. Take action today and make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people in our community by donating.

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