New Funding for Hartford Youth Program

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday, NewDEAL Leader Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding for the city’s Summer Youth Employment and Learning program. The program, which works to connect the city’s youth with paid summer jobs, reaches about 800 young people each year. The funding boost will allow the city to expand the program in response to rising workforce needs. “The Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program gives young people a really important opportunity to earn a paycheck, build skills and work experience, and get connected to mentors and a network of support,” Bronin said. Bronin has long been a champion of youth engagement, spearheading the creation of Hartford’s award-winning Youth Service Corps early in his first term as mayor. He discussed the Youth Service Corps at NewDEAL’s 2023 Ideas Summit in Detroit. See the highlights here.