Youth Development

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Private Donations Will Support Hartford's Youth Service Corps For Second Year

In its first year, Mayor Luke Bronin’s youth service corps has put more than 200 young people to work on hundreds of projects across Hartford. The program, anchored last year by $2.2 million in private donations, has received enough funds to push ahead for another 12 months. Funds came from insurance giants like The Travelers, Aetna and The Hartford, and from the Newman’s Own Foundation, the Dalio Foundation and other charitable groups.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hartford Re-Engages Youth in Paid Community Service

HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Youth Service Corps kicked off its second year of helping youth participate in paid community service projects Thursday. This year, Mayor Luke Bronin raised $2.5 million for the YSC. Funders include: Barbara Dalio and the Dalio Foundation, the Travelers Foundation, the Newman's Own Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, The Hartford, the Aetna Foundation, and Key Bank.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Catholic Groups Aid Disaster Victims, At-risk New Haven youth

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Knights of Columbus has raised more than $2.8 million for its outreach efforts in the wake of recent natural disasters that have plagued the southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Catholic Charities has announced that it was awarded a $20,000 grant from the United Way of Greater New Haven to help support Centro San José’s comprehensive educational and enrichment program for New Haven youth.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Billings Forge Community Works and Our Piece of the Pie Receive $250,000 from Hartford Foundation for Opportunity Youth Job Training Program

HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford is home to an estimated 6,000 youth ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working, often referred to as “Opportunity Youth.” One of the most significant needs these young people have is obtaining soft job skills, training, credentials, and real world work experience that employers demand. Some of these young people will receive the training and opportunities they need thanks to a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Billings Forge Community Works, in collaboration with Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®), that will  support an Opportunity Youth Job Training Program.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Connecticut DMV and Travelers Announce 10th Annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest

WETHERSFIELD, CT -- The Department of Motor Vehicles and Travelers announced today their joint sponsorship of the 10th annual Teen Safe Driving Video contest for high school students around the state.  The theme this year is: “Teen Safe Driver: Could This Be You? Every Second Matters.” DMV and Travelers partner each year to raise awareness about safety behind the wheel with the state’s youngest and most inexperienced drivers. The goal is to create peer-to-peer education and influence about developing safe driving habits.