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In August 2016, Mayor Luke Bronin launched Hartford's Youth Service Corps (YSC) to give young people ages 16-24 who are most in need the opportunity to get on a path to employment or school, while improving their community. The YSC provides structure, coaching, and paid work experience to young people who face significant challenges, including involvement in the criminal justice system, involvement in gangs, homelessness, and foster care. This is a group of young people that can't always participate in other youth engagement programs that are available, but who deserve the chance to succeed.

In 2016 - 2017

More than 200 YSC members participated in over 400 service learning projects, amounting to more than 85,000 hours of paid community work in three general buckets: environmental cleanup, support to non-profits, and support for the elderly and disabled.

  • 144 YSC members stayed with the program throughout the first year
  • $5,172 was the average earned by YSC members
  • 32 YSC members transitioned to further employment
  • 42 YSC members enrolled in post-secondary education
  • 90% More than 90% of YSC members participated in youth development and academic support programs provided by OPP, and more than 90% of YSC members completed Career Competency Development Training
  • 50% More than 50% of YSC members who were out of school and without a high-school diploma enrolled in a diploma-granting program

For the SECOND YEAR of Hartford's Youth Service Corps

Mayor Bronin has secured approximately $2.5 million of private funding to continue YSC, thanks to the success of the first year.

Contact Information

If you are interested in hearing more about Youth Service Corps or expressing interest in Membership, please contact Chanel Wright at OPP:
Chanel Wright
Office:  860-761-7345
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