Early Spring Activities for Mentors and Mentees

While it’s not as warm out as we might like—there are plenty of things to do inside for mentors and mentees in the coming weeks.


Help Build a House in Troy’s North Central Neighborhood!

Mentors and mentees can help with an ongoing project to build homes in Troy. These are full-day commitments.

Sign up here.


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Screening
As part of Women’s History Month, learn more about the modern women’s movement with this screening and Q&A with the film director.

Friday, March 8
7:30 p.m., followed by commentary and Q&A with director Mary Dore. Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, University at Albany Downtown Campus.


Yoga at Opalka
Wednesday March 27
140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

Get your zen on surrounded by inspiring artwork at the Opalka Gallery in Albany.
All levels welcome. Mats and props provided, but please bring a mat if you have one. Pay what you can. Teacher: Carrie Will. Cosponsored by Yoga Care. No RSVP required.


Check out Canstruction at the NYS Museum
Starting on Wednesday, March 27

NYS Museum
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY

CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to the Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

Hours and details here.


Visit SUNY Albany’s Spring College Fair

Sunday March 31st

University at Albany
(SEFCU Arena)
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY

Register here.



Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Friday, April 5
6pm to 8pm

Join our esteemed board member and published poet, Carol Durant for the Outliers Poetry Brunch: On Tour!

This popular poetry brunch comes to Opalka at night as poets and poetry lovers come together to hear original and popular works recited by the region’s emerging and experienced poets.


YouthFX 2019 Film Screening
Thursday, April 18th
Join our friends and partners at YouthFX for their annual screening of locally-produced short films. Some of the films were produced by Sponsor-A-Scholar students and alumni!