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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 ( through media literacy, transmedia production, game design, social entrepreneurship, and life-skill training that prepare youth for post high school educational opportunities and for  a successful transitions into the workforce.

Our Vision

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)


We are now in schools in New Britain!  Beginning Sept 27th, We return to fully in-person programming for students at New Britain High School and DiLoreto Middle School.

Monday (NBHS & DiLoreto):

Mixed Media Mondays-

Career Exploration 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday (NBHS & DiLoreto): Thoughtful Tuesdays-

Visual Arts/Journalism/Videography 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursday (NBHS & DiLoreto): Rated T for Thursdays-

Esports 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Friday (NBHS Only):

 Fame and Fortune Fridays-

Digital Music  Production 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday (NBHS Only):

Superstar Saturdays-

 Studio Time/Workshops/ ESports  noon - 4pm

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ParaDYM Academy

600 East  St

New Britain CT, 06053


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Program News

We have joined  World Wide Networks 

World Wide Youth Networks (WWYN)  is a new network of community partners dedicated to empowering youth to explore a world of possibilities through the digital arts and sciences. WWYN promotes critically conscious youth development, emboldens youth voice, and tackles the digital divide through hybrid after-school, in-school, and out-of-school STEAM)enrichment programs.
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We are proud to continue our collaborative partnership with our friends and Champions at R Line Radio.  Beginning in November, our Superstars will be streaming thier podcasts and music on this amazing digital platform.  Check them out:

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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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ParaDYM Academy music studio
State Leagues are where PlayVS is able to offer varsity esports competition in Rocket League. These officially sanctioned leagues are operated in partnership and with the CIAC. Our Esports Team practices daily, in a variety of games, but competes on Thursdays
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