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EDUCATION :: Support the Programs
graduation celebration
Graduation Celebration

Grants and donations have sustained these valuable community resources since their inception, through partnerships between the New York State Museum Institute — a private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational organization — and the public and private sectors on the national, regional and local levels. Ongoing investment from individuals leverages corporate and foundation support.

    These partnerships have produced the following benefits for our city and its youth:
  • Increased the number of graduates from Albany’s public high schools
  • Broken the cycle of low scholastic achievement in many families
  • Mentored seniors to become the first family member(s) to attend college
  • Improved basic literacy skills and core competencies at all grade levels
  • Facilitated computer accessibility and enhanced computer literacy
  • Enabled students to be academically competitive with their peers
  • Provided teens with college preparation resources (NYS Regents and SAT)
  • Conducted out-of-town college visits for high school students
  • Developed financial literacy and money management skills
  • Provided scholarships for students to participate in our educational summer programs
  • Provided a safe, nurturing environment as an alternative to unsupervised after-school hours
  • Opened young minds to diverse cultural experiences and global perspectives
  • Enhanced self esteem, knowledge of their own heritage, and inter-peer relationships
  • Inspired passion for life-long learning
The DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
Albany International
Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities
National Grid
Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9
State Farm Insurance
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Capital Bank
Hannaford Supermarkets
Berkshire Bank
Citizens Bank Foundation
Stewart’s Shops
Times Union
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Standish Family Fund
SUNY Cobleskill
National Football League Alumni Association - Capital Region Chapter
The Links, Inc., Capital District Chapter

Teens with Albany's Mayor Jennings

Jazz Painting
Students host Family Night at the Museum
    The future is now. We invite you to invest in our young people and partner with the Museum to:
  • Increase the number of students served each academic year
  • Continue to graduate 100 percent of high school seniors participating in the programs
  • Exceed the 92 percent college admission rate
  • Develop a platform to introduce tomorrow’s leaders to science and technology
  • Reverse the trend of aversion to academic achievement among teens
  • Sustain, build on, and expand the fundamental services provided to city youth
  • Expand the Discovery Squad teen program into a year-round educational work venture

To support the after-school programs, please click here.

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