THE CLUBHOUSE

The Creative Connections Clubhouse offers a safe and welcoming alcohol and drug-free environment, where youth can stimulate the mind, develop life-enhancing skills, and create lasting positive relationships with others.


To engage youth in the Clubhouse, we offer a variety of staff and peer-led programs, that aim to enhance the building of positive relationships, promote the building of life skills and allow for Clubhouse Members to have fun in a safe, sober, and supportive environment.

Along with fostering positive youth experiences and relationships, Creative Connections Clubhouse believes in the importance of creating a positive sense of community.

Our Team

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Alyssa Craig
Director

What is there to know about Alyssa?

High School: Fonda Fultonville High School

College: Herkimer College; A.A.S. Business Sports Recreation and Management & Coastal Carolina University; B.S. Public Health

Favorite Sport or Activity: Basketball and Hiking

Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Day of the Week: Football Sunday

Fun Fact: Identical Twin

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John Sumpter
Assistant Director

What is there to know about John?

High School: Broadalbin-Perth High School

College: Fulton Montgomery Community College; A.S. Health Science

Favorite Sport or Activity: Basketball and Exercising

Favorite Food: Chicken Wings

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Day of the Week: Thursday

Fun Fact: I can move my ears

Thomas Santiago 
Youth Advocate 

What is there to know about Thomas?

High School: Guilderland High School

College: Fulton Montgomery Community College; Liberal Arts and 

Oswego State University; BA Marketing and Communications 

Favorite Sport or Activity: Football & Basketball

Favorite FoodSpanish Food

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

Fun Fact: Enjoy cutting hair! 

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Shannon Searson
Youth Advocate- Intern

What is there to know about Shannon?

High School: JFK Memorial High School (New Jersey)

College: Schenectady Community College; Associates in Criminal Justice,  UAlbany; Bachelors in Sociology & College of St. Rose; Masters in Social Work 

Favorite Sport or Activity: Soccer & Horseback riding

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Day of the Week: Friday 

Fun Fact: 

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What is there to know about Keiler?

High School: Home Schooled 

College: Fulton Montgomery Community College; Computer Science  

Favorite Sport or Activity:  Basketball

Favorite Food: Cheese

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Day of the Week: Thursday

Fun Fact: I can juggle!

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What is there to know about Carolyn?

High School: Amsterdam High School

College: Fulton Montgomery Community College; Applied Science

Favorite Sport or Activity: Football (Go G-MEN!)

Favorite Food: Lasagna 

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Day of the Week: Thursday

Fun Fact: I know Sign language

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What is there to know about Nona?

High School: Amsterdam High School

College: Mildred Elley Business School: Medical Assistant

Favorite Sport or Activity: Working with Unified Sports & watching Buffalo Bills

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Day of the Week: Thursday because the next day is Friday yessss!

Fun Fact: I am a water girl! I love boating and Jet Skiing.

Need Help?

 

CCC offers one on one help as well as group sessions ranging from school work to individual growth.

Core Beliefs

  • Young people can and do achieve long-term recovery; change is possible.

  • There are many pathways to recovery.

  • Prevention and recovery support services must be positive, self-directed, and individualized. 

  • Prevention and recovery support services must be strengths-based and provide the tools needed to empower the individual. 

  • Prevention and recovery support services must involve families, peers, community member, and allies. 

  • Involvement of the recovery community and peers are critical for success. 

  • Giving back is important to sustained recovery. 

  • Recovery is not possible without first meeting basic needs.

Carolyn Slater
Youth Advocate
Nonagail Pfeiffer
Youth Advocate
Keiler MacNiel
Youth Advocate