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Program Name: Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP)

The purpose of SYELP is to expose and connect youth ages 14-24 to career pathways through paid work-based learning in order to build a talent pipeline that meets employer needs. The program intent is to provide youth with career competency development and work readiness training combined with real-world experiences aligned to their interests. Work Based Learning supports and supplements academic learning and promotes development of transferable skills that will serve participants well as they transition into the professional world. SYELP is structured in Tiers.

Project-Based (Tier I): Programming designed to provide project-based learning and career exploration opportunities. Tier I programming provides basic, developmentally appropriate career exposure activities, introduction to employability skills, and academic reinforcement in a cohort-model setting. Tier I programming is best suited for younger youth ages 14 to 15 who have little to no experience with work.

Career Preparation (Tier II): Tier II programming offers career readiness training through career exploration and paid work experience hosted by a supportive employer. Youth are also supported by a provider staff member throughout their worksite experience. Tier II programming is designed, and best suited for youth ages 15-17 who require additional career readiness training.

Career Bridging (Tier III): Tier III programming is designed for youth who are career-ready and able to work mostly independently in a public or private work setting. Tier III youth have access to provider support throughout their worksite experience. Tier III programming is best suited for 16–24-year-old youth who have prior work experience.

Supports Available Through Program: Bus Passes

Contact Details

Program Lead Point of Contact: Angelica Heron

Manager of Youth Services

Location Address
Blue Hills Civic Association 1229 Albany Avenue, Suite 306, Hartford, CT 06112
Hartford Public Library 500 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
Our Piece of the Pie 20-28 Sargeant St, Hartford, CT 06105 ·
YWCA Hartford 135 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06105
Center For Latino Progress 95 Park St, Hartford, CT 06106
Community Renewal Team 555 Windsor St, Hartford, CT 06120

Program Details

Career Continuum Program Level: Career Preparation

Badges/Credentials Offered: Internship (Paid)


Length of Program: 5-6 Weeks

Target Population: Age - < 17, Age - 17-24, Age - 18 and over, Justice-Involved Youth, Gender - Male, Gender - Female, Gender - Other

Target Population Gender: TBD

Eligibility Requirements: Age < 17, Age 17-24, Age - 18 and over

Residency Eligibility Requirements: Hartford Resident

Service Type: Individual Service Strategy

Sector: Healthcare, Culinary, Construction

Schedule (When is your program offered?): Yearly: 6 weeks in the summer

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