Youth Development

Monday, August 20, 2018
New Funding for Critically Conscious Youth Development

NEW HAVEN, CT --The  Perrin Family Foundation has launched the Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) grant program. PFF developed this multi-year grant making and capacity building opportunity with the intention of sharing a framework that introduces a new lens for youth development programs, focused on centering identity, lived experience, and political education as a core competency.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Comcast and YMCA of Greater Hartford Celebrates East Hartford Y-Bell Graduation

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- The YMCA of Greater Hartford was recently joined by representatives of Comcast and YMCA program families to honor over 100 East Hartford students for their successful completion of the Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy.  For the third consecutive year Comcast provided a cash and in-kind grant totaling $18,000 to support Power Scholars Academy and YMCA Celebrates Champions programs and events. Comcast’s in-kind support included a lap-top computer, which was presented at the ceremony to one student who had perfect attendance.

Friday, July 13, 2018
2018 Youth Employment Program to Serve 1,300 Youths

HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,000 youths in Greater Hartford will begin working under a summer career readiness program aimed at training young people for jobs in high-demand sectors. The Capital City contributed $1 million to the program, while the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving provided more than $400,000. The state, its labor unit department and the American Savings Foundation and other groups also provided funding for the workforce program.