4th Family

4th Family IT TAKES A COMMUNITY The purpose for which this corporation was formed is to engage and mentor the youth in the community, and mold them into successful individuals.

The corporation will provide educational and social opportunities, and through the use of programs, conferences, and annual events, we will aid these young people in accomplishing their dreams. We plan to implement various events and programs that we have listed in our business strategy, mentioned in the “Planned Event” section, as we secure proper funding. We plan to use funding to host the progr

The corporation will provide educational and social opportunities, and through the use of programs, conferences, and annual events, we will aid these young people in accomplishing their dreams. We plan to implement various events and programs that we have listed in our business strategy, mentioned in the “Planned Event” section, as we secure proper funding. We plan to use funding to host the progr

Operating as usual

Since the pandemic began, former Albany City School District Volunteer Coordinator Mrs. Thompson, has generously handmad...
10/23/2021

Since the pandemic began, former Albany City School District Volunteer Coordinator Mrs. Thompson, has generously handmade over a thousand masks for students in our programs across the Albany City Schools district. We love and appreciate you for your continued support to keeping us safe, thank you 🙏🏾.

Since the pandemic began, former Albany City School District Volunteer Coordinator Mrs. Thompson, has generously handmade over a thousand masks for students in our programs across the Albany City Schools district. We love and appreciate you for your continued support to keeping us safe, thank you 🙏🏾.

10/23/2021

We are so excited to be back at Giffen Memorial Elementary School for our 3rd year of programming, we had a great first week with our scholars!

All girls grades 4th-8th come out to Jr. Falcons tryouts this Thursday, at 5:45pm at North Albany Middle School. Our ver...
10/13/2021

All girls grades 4th-8th come out to Jr. Falcons tryouts this Thursday, at 5:45pm at North Albany Middle School. Our very own Coach Scott will be working closely with the Jr. Falcons program this year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact him at [email protected] .

All girls grades 4th-8th come out to Jr. Falcons tryouts this Thursday, at 5:45pm at North Albany Middle School. Our very own Coach Scott will be working closely with the Jr. Falcons program this year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact him at [email protected] .

Shoutout to Mr. Dylan & Kota Sports for once again donating fitted hats to students in our program this time at Sheridan...
10/13/2021

Shoutout to Mr. Dylan & Kota Sports for once again donating fitted hats to students in our program this time at Sheridan Preparatory Academy: A Community School. Mr. Jorge has donated over $1000 worth of hats to his mentees on behalf of his small business. Let’s make sure we support this young entrepreneur who went from mentee to mentor. Albany City Schools

Happy Birthday to the leader of our 1st cohort at SAA, & current leader of our North Albany Middle School program!
10/11/2021

Happy Birthday to the leader of our 1st cohort at SAA, & current leader of our North Albany Middle School program!

Happy Birthday to the leader of our 1st cohort at SAA, & current leader of our North Albany Middle School program!

HUGE SHOUTOUT to 4th Family Program Coordinator Mr. Dylan for donating free hats to our boys at Schuyler today. You made...
10/08/2021

HUGE SHOUTOUT to 4th Family Program Coordinator Mr. Dylan for donating free hats to our boys at Schuyler today. You made their week‼️🙏🏾💯 Albany City Schools

HUGE SHOUTOUT to 4th Family Program Coordinator Mr. Dylan for donating free hats to our boys at Schuyler today. You made their week‼️🙏🏾💯 Albany City Schools

Shout out to Mr. Sai and Mr. Dylan who started out in 4th Family, and now are Program Directors at 4th Family. #ThisWhat...
10/06/2021

Shout out to Mr. Sai and Mr. Dylan who started out in 4th Family, and now are Program Directors at 4th Family. #ThisWhatItsAllAbout

First day back at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School vibes.
10/05/2021

First day back at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School vibes.

First day back at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School vibes.

‼️Attention All High-School Seniors‼️ October 23rd & 24th there will be a great opportunity to compete for $70,000 while...
09/24/2021

‼️Attention All High-School Seniors‼️ October 23rd & 24th there will be a great opportunity to compete for $70,000 while also interacting with industry leaders❗️Teams will work with our very own Dr. Drazan and collaborate with mentors to solve real problems in the biomedical and healthcare industry. We are looking to bring a bus of students from the 518 Albany City Schools. For more information on how to register please email [email protected], or visit www.Fairfield.edu/staghack/

‼️Attention All High-School Seniors‼️ October 23rd & 24th there will be a great opportunity to compete for $70,000 while also interacting with industry leaders❗️Teams will work with our very own Dr. Drazan and collaborate with mentors to solve real problems in the biomedical and healthcare industry. We are looking to bring a bus of students from the 518 Albany City Schools. For more information on how to register please email [email protected], or visit www.Fairfield.edu/staghack/

Great first day with our new friends at Sheridan Preparatory Academy: A Community School. We are grateful for your partn...
09/22/2021

Great first day with our new friends at Sheridan Preparatory Academy: A Community School. We are grateful for your partnership, see you tomorrow!

Thank you M&T Bank for your generous donation and support this year. Your help was instrumental in a time when our famil...
09/17/2021

Thank you M&T Bank for your generous donation and support this year. Your help was instrumental in a time when our families needed it the most. We appreciate you!

Thank you M&T Bank for your generous donation and support this year. Your help was instrumental in a time when our families needed it the most. We appreciate you!

4th Family would like to thank the Racial Equity & Social Justice Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capit...
09/03/2021

4th Family would like to thank the Racial Equity & Social Justice Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region for their donation and continued support, we greatly appreciate your partnership.

4th Family would like to thank the Racial Equity & Social Justice Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region for their donation and continued support, we greatly appreciate your partnership.

This upcoming school year, 4th family will have programming at the elementary and middle school levels with Albany City ...
08/31/2021

This upcoming school year, 4th family will have programming at the elementary and middle school levels with Albany City Schools, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are currently looking for volunteers and mentors. If you or someone you know are interested in giving back please email j[email protected]. #4thFamily

This upcoming school year, 4th family will have programming at the elementary and middle school levels with Albany City Schools, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are currently looking for volunteers and mentors. If you or someone you know are interested in giving back please email [email protected]. #4thFamily

4th Family is happy to be back at NBA Summer League running our Court Science Classroom workshop with our partners at th...
08/12/2021

4th Family is happy to be back at NBA Summer League running our Court Science Classroom workshop with our partners at the Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation. #4thFamily

4th Family is happy to be back at NBA Summer League running our Court Science Classroom workshop with our partners at the Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation. #4thFamily

Out in Philadelphia this week working with our partners at the The Dash Program.
07/27/2021

Out in Philadelphia this week working with our partners at the The Dash Program.

Out in Philadelphia this week working with our partners at the The Dash Program.

Shoutout to 4th Family’s own Dr. John Francis for being spotlighted by the Black Biomechanics Association where he is al...
07/20/2021

Shoutout to 4th Family’s own Dr. John Francis for being spotlighted by the Black Biomechanics Association where he is also a board member.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Albany City Schools for their continued partnership. Big Shoutout to all of ...
06/19/2021

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Albany City Schools for their continued partnership. Big Shoutout to all of our families at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, & Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology for another successful school year! Last but certainly not least, we want to express our extreme gratitude to our Program Directors for their dedication to our families throughout all the hard times. We are the ONLY after-school program in the city who were open EVERY day and never shut down due to Covid. #4thFamily

Congrats to 4th Family Mentor Hameir Wright for graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology‼...
06/13/2021

Congrats to 4th Family Mentor Hameir Wright for graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology‼️

Congrats to 4th Family Mentor Hameir Wright for graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology‼️

Happy Birthday Young Queen‼️
06/11/2021

Happy Birthday Young Queen‼️

Happy Birthday Young Queen‼️

We are proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Craig Nelson of Intrinsic Chiropractic! Super excited for all of our s...
05/27/2021

We are proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Craig Nelson of Intrinsic Chiropractic! Super excited for all of our student-athletes!!

Last weekend we rewarded students in our programs (for all of their hard work in the class room) with a bowling party. #...
04/25/2021

Last weekend we rewarded students in our programs (for all of their hard work in the class room) with a bowling party. #4thFamily

Thank you to the Phenomenal Jessica Coles for stopping by and building with our students!
04/13/2021

Thank you to the Phenomenal Jessica Coles for stopping by and building with our students!

Thank you to the Phenomenal Jessica Coles for stopping by and building with our students!

We are grateful to have programming in three Albany City Schools this year. Thank you to Philip J. Schuyler Achievement ...
03/04/2021

We are grateful to have programming in three Albany City Schools this year. Thank you to Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, & Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology for your partnership!

We are grateful to have programming in three Albany City Schools this year. Thank you to Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy Community School, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, & Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology for your partnership!

Thank you to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region for their generous donation of chrome books for our students. ...
12/11/2020
C.O.C.O.A. House and 4th Family Receive Chromebooks from Albany Broadcasting and United Way | United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Thank you to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region for their generous donation of chrome books for our students. https://www.unitedwaygcr.org/ChromebooksDistributed

A set of Chromebooks will help critical after-school and mentorship programs adapt to operate virtually.Albany, NY – Albany Broadcasting recently partnered with United Way of the Greater Capital Region on its Chromebooks for Kids initiative, an effort to close the technology gap and help local stu...

It’s not too late to get involved! Please contact William Rivas for more information on how to donate.
12/09/2020

It’s not too late to get involved! Please contact William Rivas for more information on how to donate.

Please join us in congratulating our Co-Founder Jahkeen Hoke for being recognized as a 2020 Changemaker by the Albany Bu...
12/09/2020
Jahkeen Hoke is a Changemaker | Achievers 2020 - Albany Business Review

Please join us in congratulating our Co-Founder Jahkeen Hoke for being recognized as a 2020 Changemaker by the Albany Business Review! https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2020/12/03/changemakers-jahkeen-hoke.html?fbclid=IwAR3djFEk7pd5biO9Byboo4kbX4TMu8AD9Mkm8Gx1McOfqTy1-36rcjqL9y4

Entrepreneur Jahkeen Hoke on what he's looking forward to in 2021: "Truly forcing creativity and flexibility into our everyday lives. The notion of 'If it’s not broke, don’t fix it' has kind of sunk to the bottom of the Hudson." | Achievers Changemakers 2020

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FOR A GREAT CAUSE. #4thFamily
11/12/2020

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SATURDAY FOR A GREAT CAUSE. #4thFamily

Our Stem Director is the best in the business! Here is his latest lecture on stem outreach, that he delivered today to t...
08/20/2020
Engaging Youth in Biomechanics - John Drazan

Our Stem Director is the best in the business! Here is his latest lecture on stem outreach, that he delivered today to the International Society for Biomechanics in Sports. https://youtu.be/quefqHk95xI

Lecture 25 of the Sports Biomechanics Lecture Series #SportsBiomLS John Drazan presents some of his research and experience in engaging youth in STEM through...

We are currently looking for both in-person and online mentors for the upcoming school year. If you or someone you know ...
08/11/2020

We are currently looking for both in-person and online mentors for the upcoming school year. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with us, please email [email protected].

The 4th Family STEM+M Staff, has teamed up with our Court Science partners in Toronto, to bring kids in Albany a unique ...
06/27/2020

The 4th Family STEM+M Staff, has teamed up with our Court Science partners in Toronto, to bring kids in Albany a unique experience and opportunity to participate in a series of STEM-related Basketball workshops, FOR FREE. Our Award Winning Stem team here at 4th Family is led by Dr. John Drazan, Dr. Amy Loya , & Dr. Alexander Ford, and they all will be giving student-athletes advice to succeed on the court, as well as in the classroom and in life. Our featured workshop will be ran by Dan Briskin and his team, who work closely with the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. These workshops are designed for students who are interested in learning about the sport of basketball, through the lens of data and creative problem solving.. A computer or laptop and internet is needed to participate, and we will have some special guests joining us. Share this with any parent you know who has a STUDENT athlete that hoops, and if interested please send us a message. #4thFamily #Stem #NBA

06/12/2020

A word to all the recent graduates from one of our Co-Founders.

June 19th, 1:00pm. See you then.
06/09/2020

June 19th, 1:00pm. See you then.

Love To All Who Have Love For All ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻
06/02/2020

Love To All Who Have Love For All ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

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90 State St
Albany, NY
12207

General information

Society has many issues that need to be rectified in order for the world to see substantial change. The three issues that we are pinpointing pertain to: the lack of concern with youth development in urban communities, the need for drastic improvements in our public school system and accountability within our communities from all groups and members. A primary concern in our urban communities relates to the household structures (or the lack there of) that the youth are exposed to. Many are also subjected to seeing major crime, gang and drug activity in their neighborhoods, at a young and impressionable age. With these uncontrollable living situations, it is extremely difficult to save all of the youth from personal destruction without the specific developmental arenas, activities, and venues to deter them from the pitfalls of their ecological ills. Collaborating with the board of education in hopes of assisting the public school system, is a focal point of ours and is also vital to the survival of our urban communities and families. The current public school system nationally is under-funded, under-staffed, and if in operation, there is a limited array of after school activities that encourage students to join or be involved in productive activities. We feel we have comprised a compilation of various innovative programs and events that will re-capture the interest of the inner-city. The way that we plan to combat the mediocrity that exists in our communities is to first change the mindset of people. Our programs and events will help us to build a strong rapport with members of the community. Another essential piece of our agenda is assisting adults in achieving their desired personal and occupational endeavours. We have planned enrichment programs that will allow members of the community to find jobs in various areas of interest as well as personal development. We will work closely with corporations and different organizations with the intentions of creating job-shadowing opportunities for the individuals in our programs. We also plan to have wellness programs and events to assist with mental and physical health. It is our desire to be able to work with all the people in the community who are from various backgrounds and different age groups. By encompassing all of these different community outreach programs/events, we believe that our organization will have a major impact on the inner-city, and will ultimately bring a change in the mentality of the people in our society, that is long overdue.

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