When provided with environments and relationships that are consistently safe, nurturing, and challenging in positive ways, children and youth thrive.
But in the Greater Hartford community, there is a lack of opportunities for children and youth to engage in quality programs where they can grow and learn. In fact, only one-third of children are involved in supervised, structured and enriching after-school programs. And, many children and youth do not have supportive relationships with either peers or adults.
Through Urban Alliance initiatives Thrive and Next Generation, opportunities are being made available for young children to become socially, emotionally and academically prepared for kindergarten, and for youth to achieve academic success, develop character, and receive support through healthy relationships, by collaboratively increasing the impact of local in-school, out-of-school and family-based programs.