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MOST RECENT

✏HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!🖍 ConnectiKids would like to thank all of the amazing teachers out there educating our future leaders! We also want to say a big thank you to our mentors. Whether they believe or not, they too are teachers to our students. They help with academic and developmental guidance for our students to become life long learners and great citizens. Here is to all the great educators out in the world! 🎉🎉🎓🎓❤❤ #TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher #ConnectiKids #LifeLongLearners #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

#TutoringTuesday
Here is a snap shot of our Language, Literacy and Lead (3L) program. We want to give a big thank you to all of the mentors who are helping these young people develop and grow their English skills.
#ConnectiKids #ESL #TutoringAndMentoring #LanguageLiteracyAndLead #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

#TutoringTuesday
Joelyan, a 6th grade student, wrote her mentor one of the sweetest notes ever! Kate and Joelyan have been having a great time during mentoring on Thursdays and this card is proof.

Thank you Kate for having such a positive impact on Joelyan! You are teaching her to become a #LifeLongLearner.
#ConnectiKids #MentorMoment #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #KateIsGreat #MentorIRL

Some days are for play. Last Tuesday the students focused on the Tuskegee Airmen during our #BlackHistory lesson plan. After reviewing articles the students made their own airplanes!
#ConnectiKids #ConnectikidsTutoringAndMentoring #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifeLongLearners

#FactFriday
Did you know that students who are mentored more likely to have an interest in becoming a mentor themselves?
You make that possible by volunteering your time with ConnectiKids! 1 day a week for little over an hour can make that difference in our community. Visit our website for more information ct-kids.org

#ConnectiKids #MentorIRL #NationalMentorMonth #Volunteer #BecomeAMentor #Hartford #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifeLongLearning

#FalshBackFriday
This is Nathalie. Nathalie joined our program in fourth grade as a new arrival from the Dominican Republic. She didn't speak much English and was very shy. She went through our program until eighth grade and made amazing progress and enjoyed the mentorship she received. Nathalie is now a high school senior who is mentoring in the same program that provided her with a mentor when she needed one. She is also completing her capstone with ConnectiKids focusing on the benefits of mentoring specifically with students who are English language learners.
We are so proud to know that our program has helped Nathalie strengthen her language skills along with her confidence and encouraged her to give back to her community.
#ConnectiKids #MentorIRL #NationalMentorMonth #Mentoring #ConnectiKidsTutoringAndMentoring #Volunteer #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth
#LifeLongLearners

It only takes one day a week for 75 minutes to make an impact in your community and in the life of a young person. ConnectiKids would love to have YOU become a volunteer mentor. The commitment it low, but the reward of being a mentor is high. Sometimes the greatest teachers are students themselves. Volunteer and learn something new about yourself, your community and maybe even some new math skills (you will be surprised by some of the homework 😄). For more information about our program visit our website www.ct-kids.org
#ConnectiKids #ConnectiKidsTutoringAndMentoring #Volunteer #Mentor #MentorIRL #Donate #BecomeAMentor #NationalMentorMonth #YouCanMakeADifference #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

#MentorMonday
This is Night and her mentor Sarah, a student who attends Trinity College. Night is fairly new to America and is still adjusting to the culture. Night is still very shy, but is slowly coming out of her shell and communicating with peers and adults thanks to the help of her mentor Sarah. Today we would like to highlight and thank Sarah for her dedication to empowering young minds.
#ConnectiKids #Mentoring #MentoringIRL #MentorIRL #ConnectiKidsTutoringAndMentoring #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #Hartford #Trinity #NationalMentorMonth

Today is #IAmAMentor Day. This is a day for mentors to reflect and celebrate their experiences with their mentors. Here is Peter who mentors our middle grade students on Thursdays. Here is what he had to say about mentoring. "A couple of years ago, I was asked to mentor a young student who was enrolled in the ConnectiKids program. My first mentee lasted a couple of weeks then sports took over so I was given a student who was a little rough around the edges. Having both of my kids already grown and out of the house, I wondered if I could stay with this student as far as technology, new math, sports knowledge, ‘street language’ (gotta keep my creds you know) and so on. I learned as quickly as he did. I currently have two mentees and would not trade either away. We laugh, learn, talk, and I have become a resource for them as they have to me. They have both grown up in the past two (2) years to be communicative young men. They both started off a little quiet and aloof but that soon ended when they shared their life stories and I shared some of mine. I think they both realize and appreciate the things that they can achieve, difficulties they can overcome and maybe even a few visions they can accomplish. They even remember to take their napkins when they get their snacks!! Trust me it was a big step.
Thanks for the opportunities to work with these young men. It’s truly an honor to see them grow." -Peter

Thank you Peter for being such an amazing mentor!

#ConnectiKids #ConnectiKidsTutoringAndMentoring #MentoringIRL #NationalMentorMonth #Mentoring #BecomeAMentor #MentorIRL #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

Here are some snapshots of our mentors and their mentees!! These caring adults #GiveWithConnectiKids by volunteering their time once a week to mentor and tutor a student. This is so important to our students to have time with a caring adult to help guide them to becoming #LifeLongLearners! We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the mentors who have volunteer with us now and those who have volunteered with us in the past. Thank you for making a difference in our community💙❤💛 #ConnectiKids #GivingTuesday #GivingWithConnectiKids #Tutor #Mentor #TutoringAndMentoring #BecomeAMentor #Volunteer #DoItForTheKids #Donate #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

#GivingTuesday is here!

This year during #GivingTuesday we are raising money to provide healthier snack options for our students to ensure better brain function during programming.
Challenge your friends and family to #GivewithConnectiKids! Challenge 10 people to donate $10 each, then have them pass on the challenge! Please visit our website to see all the ways you can #GiveWithConnectiKids http://ct-kids.org/giving-tuesday/. #ConnectiKids #GivingWithConnectiKids #GivingSeason #Donate #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifelongLearners #Volunteer #SponsorAChild #BecomeAMentor

We are 2 days away from Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
This Giving Tuesday we challenge you all to give back to your community by supporting ConnectiKids! There are many ways to give. Show us how you give by using the hashtag #GivingWithConnectiKids on Social Media!

Want to join in supporting education with ConnectiKids Inc? We are raising money to provide healthier snack options for our students to ensure better brain function during the day. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps!
Challenge your friends and family to #GivewithConnectiKids! Challenge 10 people to donate $10 each, then have them pass on the challenge! Thank you for your support. Please visit our website to see all the ways you can #GiveWithConnectiKids http://ct-kids.org/giving-tuesday/. #ConnectiKids #GivingWithConnectiKids #GivingSeason #Donate #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifelongLearners

Happy Thanksgiving!

#TBT to last week when West Middle Community School had their Annual Thanksgiving Feast. ConnectiKids is proud to be a part of this partnership! we loved serving the families and sharing why awe are thankful.
During this season of giving please consider #GivingWithConnectiKids! Please visit our website to see all the ways you can #GiveWithConnectiKids http://ct-kids.org/giving-tuesday/. #ConnectiKids #HappyThanksgiving #HappyThanksgivingBreak #GivingWithConnectiKids #GivingSeason #Donate #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifelongLearners

Happy Thanksgiving!! During this season of giving thanks, ConnectiKids is so thankful to all of our partners and especially our #Mentors who give their time to support students in our program. THANK YOU!
know someone who would be a great mentor?! Visit our website for more information http://ct-kids.org/become-a-mentor-today/

Please visit our website to see all the ways you can #GiveWithConnectiKids this #GivingTuesday http://ct-kids.org/giving-tuesday/. #ConnectiKids #GivingWithConnectiKids #GivingSeason #Volunteer #MentorsMakingADifference #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifelongLearners

#TutoringTuesday!!
We are so grateful to have amazing volunteers who help our students continue their academic efforts outside of school. We would like to give a special thanks to #NewsInEduaction for providing the @HartfordCourant to our students! Who knew they would like to read the news! 📰

#ConnectiKids #TutoringAndMentoring #LifeLongLearners #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #HartfordCourant #KidsReadingNewspaper #EducationMatters #GivingWithConnectikids

ONE DAY AWAY!! HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKET YET?? There is still time to purchase your ticket for tomorrows event! You and friends or coworkers can start your weekend early and celebrate with ConnectiKids at the Marquee Downtown. Enjoy food, drinks, a DJ, live music and capture all the fun at the photo booth. All proceeds go toward quality educational programming for students in Hartford. Can't make but still want to make a difference in your community? Give a donation of your choice and then brag about it!

#ConnectiKids #Fundraiser #ConnectiKidsAnnualFundraiser #PartyForACuase #Donate #HappyHour #DrinkSpecial #Auction #LiveMusic #DoItForTheKids #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #SupportEducation #Hartford #Community

TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Join us as we celebrate almost 40 years of empowering Hartford's youth! You will enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, music from DJ Dave Robinson, drink specials, win great items in our silent auction, and take photos to remember the night at the photo booth! All proceeds go to support educational after school programming for students in Hartford.

We NEED your support now more than ever!! Please invite, tag, and share this with everyone you know! Can't wait to see everyone there!! Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite.

#ConnectiKids #Fundraiser #PartyForACuase #HappyHour #DoItForTheKids #Donate #ConnectiKidsFundraiser #auction #Giveaways #ConnectiKidsAnnualFundraiser #Nonprofit #Hartford #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifeLongLearners

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We encourage everyone to take time this month to learn about another culture that may not be your own. ConnectiKids is proud to able to serve the hispanic community and provide quality programming to students from all different backgrounds.
#ConnectiKids #HispanicHeritageMonth #Diversity #Inclusivity #LearnAboutDifferentCultures #LifeLongLearners #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth

Happy first day of school!! We had a blast this morning welcoming our students to a new school year! It was full of hugs, high fives, a reuniting with friends. What a great start to the 2017-18 school year!
#ConnectiKids #MichaelDFox #WestMiddleCommunitySchool #CommunityPartner #Happy1stDayOfSchool #HartfordPublicSchools #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifeLongLearners

We had an amazing time handing out books to our West Middle Community School students. The Welcome Back Celebration was full of hugs from teachers, playing on the bounce house, and reuniting with friends. We can't wait to see you all next week on the first day of school!! #ConnectiKids #BackToSchoolCelebration #LiteracyMatters #WestMiddleCommunitySchool #EmpoweringHartfordsYouth #LifeLongLearning

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