ConnectiKids exists to provide our students with new opportunities, positive roles models and empowerment toward a brighter future. Many of our alumni have gone on to be successful members and leaders in their community. To our alumni, you are our greatest sources of pride and although both times and staff change, please know that you will always have a home here at ConnectiKids. If you have been away for a while give us a call or stop by, even if it is just to say hello, we want to know how you are doing. Remember our doors will always be open to you!


After School Program Helps George Succeed

At 18 eighteen years old, Jorge is exactly where every parent wants his or her child to be. Not only is the Hartford senior an honors
student preparing to attend college in the fall, but, as a varsity athlete who mentors local youth and has completed over 1,000 hours of community service, he’s also an extra-curricular all-star.

He beams with pride over his accomplishments to date, which says a lot because the only thing he was confident in as a young boy was his doubt over his ability to be successful.  Read More…

“My tutors knew I processed problems in different ways than other kids”


“ConnectiKids 2013 Alumni of the Year Award Recipient”

Harlyn Montealegre-Cerrato


Harlyn Montealgre-Cerrato spoke no English when he and his family first moved to the Asylum Hill neighborhood from Nicaragua in 1996.

He attended West Middle Elementary School and in the 3rd grade began participating in ConnectiKids programs. Through his participation he gained confidence and skills that would help him be successful later in life. Harlyn absorbed everything ConnectiKids offered including the positive role models and mentors many of its staff became for him.  Upon completing the Tutoring and Mentoring Program Harlyn joined the Alumni Program where he participated in intensive leadership as well as life skills classes and projects.

After graduating from Sports Science and Medical Academy High School in Hartford, Harlyn attended Savannah College of Art and Design. However, due to financial reasons he had to withdraw. Harlyn then joined the U.S. Air Force and has been serving for almost 6 years, working as a military Transportation Manager. During this time he gained his Bachelor’s degree, an Associate of Science in Transportation from the Community College of the Air Force, his Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and is now completing his Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology. Harlyn has recently graduated from the Dekalb County Police Academy in Georgia.

ConnectiKids proudly recognized Harlyn as our 2013 Alumni of the Year.

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