Upon enrollment, each youth, working with their Youth Developnent Specialist (YDS), develops a comprehensive individualized success plan, with longer-term goals such as graduating from high school broken into smaller steps, e.g. raising class attendance to 90%, or getting tutoring help. Through breaking long-term goals down and supporting the young people in accomplishing each smaller step, […]
JAG is a state-based national nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk students graduate from high school and move on to meaningful work and postsecondary success. Youth unemployment has reached crisis levels, both in Connecticut and nationally- even while employers struggle to find the trained and skilled workers they need. JAG has evolved over 35 years of services […]
The goal of the Office of Mentoring and Cultural Programs is to provide support, mentoring, and encouragement to students as they work towards their academic and professional goals. Our mentoring programs are committed to the personal, academic, social and cultural development of each member by: Establishing Connections Reinforcing Success Skills Recognizing Scholarship Encouraging Community Involvement/Service […]
In our community-based mentoring program, volunteer mentors (Bigs) provide mentees (Littles) with dedicated time and attention, at least 6-10 hours per month. During unstructured weekly or biweekly outings, filled with conversations and shared activities, they develop a relationship that helps youth manage the everyday challenges that are part of growing up. Over the course of […]
The Futuros College Prep Program combines curriculums, services, STEM topics, internships, and activities that provide youth with a well-rounded foundation and view of what it means to be prepared to enter the workforce, as well as focus and embark on a college experience.
Jr. Apprentice, a program of The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, is a teen apprenticeship program dedicated to developing Hartford’s future workforce. It provides teens the opportunity to develop skills in a career they find meaningful and financially stable and receive mentorship through hands-on apprenticeships and a career-readiness class.
INROADS is a professional paid internship experience that will give students direct and immediate access to the corporate world. This internship experience will give focused students the necessary skills to succeed while embarking on a unique self-development process that will prepare them for the workforce.
The mission of Hartford Youth Scholars (HYS) is to create lifetime opportunities for underserved Hartford children through education. Our primary objective is to place Scholars who complete our program at four-year colleges prepared to be successful in the postsecondary environment.
Our ambitious goals are to transform the lives of Hartford students and transform our city. Hartford Promise is a large scale College Scholarship Fund and College Success Program. Promise Scholars attending an accredited 4 year college or university will receive up to $5,000 per year for a total award of $20,000. Promise Scholars attending an […]
The ConnCAP Program at the University of Connecticut has been serving high school students since 1997. The program was founded and funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. Students are selected to participate in ConnCAP at the end of the ninth grade and continue in the program until high school graduation. What […]
Founded in 1986, Career Beginnings connects Hartford-area high schools, businesses, volunteers/mentors and parents in a coordinated effort to increase the percentage of teenagers who graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and fulfill career goals. Career Beginnings’ counselors provide one-on-one in-school support to all of our participating high schools. Students meet regularly with counselors where […]
Capital Workforce Partners is the Workforce Development Board for North Central Connecticut. Through a structured, tiered approach to “learning and working,” we provide internships throughout the year and during our Summer Employment Program for High School students. With this model our students are better equipped to be successful in post-secondary education and career. Our program […]
The Senior Academy at Goodwin College allows high school students to earn credits at Goodwin College, at no charge to students or families, while remaining at their own high schools for all other courses and activities.