ParaDYM Academy is where youth voice, art and activism combine.  ParaDYM Academy provides hands-on STEAM programs that combine the arts, technology, and community engagement. Not only do our youth learn how to leverage their existing media production skills, but they also learn how to use those skills to empower themselves and serve their community.  To achieve this vision, ParaDYM Academy Inc provides after-school, extended day, and out-of-school programs offering connected learning though media literacy, transmedia production, game design, social entrepreneurship and life-skill training that prepare youth for post high school educational opportunities and for successful transitions into the workforce.


We believe that by empowering, preparing and mentoring  the next generation of media literate youth in digital citizenship, community engagement, and content creation our youth will become  future leaders in the digital economy.


Play. Produce. Empower

  1. Education through hands-on experiences (Play)

  2. Youth Voice through content creation (Produce)

  3. Social entrepreneurship/youth advocacy through community engagement (Empower)

Program News
March 21st

Beginning Monday May 9th, the new online schedule will be as follows:

Monday 4-6pm: Professional Development for Aspiring Musicians

Tuesday 4-6pm: Digital Music Production 

Wednesday 2-4: Visual Arts 

Thursday 2 - 4 pm: VR/Coding with CoSpaces Edu

Friday 2 - 4pm: Website/Portfolio  Development with Wix 

Saturday 1 - 3pm : Movie Watch Parties 

April 13th

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our programs will be held online via Zoom until further notice, until May 16th use this link to log into our online workshops:


SaturdayApril 11,
18, 25

Join us Saturdays from 1 to 3 for the ParaDYM Academy Watch Parties.  Each Saturday we will host a watch party using Netfilx Party

This week's Class URL:https://zoom.us/j/93408705146?pwd=YU1OQndqUVVyY24rakpqZTlnakw2UT09

Todays Discord URL: N/A

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Saturday's movie URL (posted every Saturday @1pm): 

Before the was an Endgame, there was Next Avengers. Join us for today's family friendly animated feature. Remember, you'll need to click on the red NP icon to join a party after clicking on your party invite link. https://www.netflix.com/watch/70103775?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Cf9e63ad4afc6a535bbee81782b747bd311234606%3Ae3ccf1deddaf5df11c64fc5b180b5b37bcb574c0%2C%2C

ParaDYM Academy

600 East  St

New Britain CT, 06053



The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Recording Academy Memberships

Qualified high school youth participating in paraDYM academy's video and music cohorts will qualified for one year student memberships in the the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the academy responsible for the Emmy Awards, and Recording Academy Memberships, the academy responsible for the Grammy Awards

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New Online Schedule begins April 13th!

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