Students who qualify are 11 and 12th graders at the following schools:
● A.I. Prince Technical High School
● Bloomfield High School
● Bulkeley High School
● East Hartford High School
● Academy of Engineering
● Green Technology Nursing Academy
● Law and Government Academy High School, Inc
● Manchester High School
● The Culinary Arts Academy
● The Journalism and Media Academy
● Hartford Inc.
Schedule & Important Dates
The Career Beginnings mentoring program is a flexible, off-site commitment, beginning at the end of the student’s junior year through their senior year.
Mentors are recruited from March – June. After an orientation and on-going program direction, they give their mentees individual college-related support, encouragement and are essentially their “Cheerleader” during the year. All potential mentors undergo a background check.
Besides the mentoring schedule, a series of one-time workshops are held. Workshops cover topics ranging from the college admissions and financial aid processes, essay writing, resume development, the Common Application, decision-making and goal-setting skills.
Career Beginnings collaborates with the Board of Education and other strategic partners during the year, hosting the annual Summer Enrichment Fair, the College Fair and the Voices of Hartford Success among other events.