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Life, Learning, & Language . . . ArtSConnect . . . MADAGASCARCONNECT . . . HalfDay/Whole World


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Life, Learning, & Language . . . ArtSConnect . . . MADAGASCARCONNECT . . . HalfDay/Whole World


 

 

CultureConnect programs prepare our youth to interact with the local and global communities of their future...

CultureConnect (formerly Young Rhinebeck) is a community based, volunteer led not-for-profit organization based in the Mid-Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, New York.  For over 20 years, it has helped meet the changing needs of youth in our community.

 
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mission


CultureConnect prepares youth to interact
with their local and global communities
with intelligence, compassion and cultural competence.

 

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mission


CultureConnect prepares youth to interact
with their local and global communities
with intelligence, compassion and cultural competence.

 

We envision a world in which young people engage their world
with sound academic and intellectual abilities, a sense of citizenry
and ethics, and the wisdom that comes from hands-on experience
in cultural competence and compassion.

We do this by providing youth with opportunities, resources, and skills to:

Help strengthen a belief in their own self worth and determination
Better prepare them for school and productive work
Connect with other youth, their local community, and beyond.

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ArtsConnect


ArtConnect is an after-school or weekend program for middle schoolers in Rhinebeck.  It gives students the opportunity to experience various types of art in atypical ways in order to enhance their opportunities to understand themselves and others.  Art allows us to learn about other people and cultures; the values and beliefs that shape the artist's vision and their ideas of what is beautiful.

Past ArtConnect activities have included "Night at the Museum, in partnership with Bard College and the Hessel Museum".  Students explored and discussed the current exhibit, created their own exhibit-inspired artwork, and then spent the night at the museum!

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ArtsConnect


ArtConnect is an after-school or weekend program for middle schoolers in Rhinebeck.  It gives students the opportunity to experience various types of art in atypical ways in order to enhance their opportunities to understand themselves and others.  Art allows us to learn about other people and cultures; the values and beliefs that shape the artist's vision and their ideas of what is beautiful.

Past ArtConnect activities have included "Night at the Museum, in partnership with Bard College and the Hessel Museum".  Students explored and discussed the current exhibit, created their own exhibit-inspired artwork, and then spent the night at the museum!

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MadagascarConnecT


Six "Ambassadors" on a year long educational adventure of

Global Awareness . . .

Global Compassion . . . 

Cultural Competence

 

1 - Prepare:
Raise the money . . .Courses in Malagasy culture, language and politics will combine with courses in biodiversity, conservation, and local economies.

 

2 - Experience the Place -- Education is put into action during trip to Madagascar! 

Begins in Antananarivo. . .  bus to Ranomafana National Forest . . . full week of conservation work and hands-on pitching-in with microloan recipients . . . return to Antananarivo . . .  get close with local youth. . . find a shared visions for positive changes to all of our worlds . . . Share, Learn, Teach.   

 

3 - Return and Share: public speaking . . . classroom visits . . lead independent educational programs.

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MadagascarConnecT


Six "Ambassadors" on a year long educational adventure of

Global Awareness . . .

Global Compassion . . . 

Cultural Competence

 

1 - Prepare:
Raise the money . . .Courses in Malagasy culture, language and politics will combine with courses in biodiversity, conservation, and local economies.

 

2 - Experience the Place -- Education is put into action during trip to Madagascar! 

Begins in Antananarivo. . .  bus to Ranomafana National Forest . . . full week of conservation work and hands-on pitching-in with microloan recipients . . . return to Antananarivo . . .  get close with local youth. . . find a shared visions for positive changes to all of our worlds . . . Share, Learn, Teach.   

 

3 - Return and Share: public speaking . . . classroom visits . . lead independent educational programs.

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Half day / Whole world


Enjoy and learn about the cultures and foods of the world.

 

Middle school lets out at 11:30 - What's your plan?  Join us for lunch and fun activities.
 

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Half day / Whole world


Enjoy and learn about the cultures and foods of the world.

 

Middle school lets out at 11:30 - What's your plan?  Join us for lunch and fun activities.
 

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Life, Learning and Language


(AKA: "LLL")

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Life, Learning and Language


(AKA: "LLL")

LLL is an after-school and summer academic enrichment program for elementary age students in Rhinebeck. In 2015 CultureConnect began a pilot program for expansion beyond Rhinebeck in the Kingston School System.

LLL helps to enhance language skills, promote confidence, address achievement gaps, foster interpersonal and social relationships, and nurture a sense of the child's and family's belonging in the school and local community.

 

LLL Kingston Classroom! Wendy Brisley with tutors and LLL students

LLL Kingston Classroom! Wendy Brisley with tutors and LLL students