ConnectiKids connects students facing systemic inequities and other barriers with people, places and experiences that level the playing field and inspire academic achievement, positive life choices, and big dreams.
We fulfill this youth-empowering, equity-advancing mission in partnership with schools, families, and the community. We provide one-on-one academic tutoring, individualized mentoring, arts and enrichment programs, and community-based learning experiences during the academic year and summer. These connections and opportunities motivate historically underserved kids to embrace high expectations, overcome adversity, and reach their full potential.
From educational tutoring and mentoring, to arts & enrichment, we help grow strong youth.
We benefit kids from West Middle Community School, Michael D Fox Elementary School, and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.
ConnectiKids offers year-round programs, from after-school tutoring to summer programs.
One of the central focuses of ConnectiKids programming is the Tutorial Program. One day each week for 75 minutes, students meet individually with a tutor from one of eleven sponsoring organizations. Tutors usually use a portion of this time to help his/her student complete his/her homework and/or complete the lesson plans we provide on a weekly basis.
ConnectiKids Arts and Enrichment Workshop Series, a short series of classes facilitated by local artists, run on a cyclical schedule throughout the school year where children work around a theme in order to reach a goal by the end of each class.
These programs invite youth to have a deeper understanding of the world and their influence on it so they can make meaningful improvements to their lives and the lives of others. It follows a mentor-based model with age and developmentally-appropriate activities, with active mentoring focused on civic engagement including: current events, global issues, community projects, and field trips.
The ConnectiKids Summer Program is a five-week, full-day program offered in coordination with the Hartford Public Schools summer school schedule and is open to all Hartford students. The ConnectiKids Summer Program is the only program in the city to use a unifying, thematic approach that ties together academic and enrichment activities and provides an inspiring context for learning, recreation and positive socialization.