Careers for People, People for Careers. Your North Central Connecticut Workforce Source.

Summer Youth Employment

and Learning Program

Capital Workforce Partners is gearing up for the 2019 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program!

To be eligible for the SYELP, you must:

  • Be between 14-21 years old as of July 1, 2019
  • Live in the North Central Region
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • You may also have to meet one of the following income requirements:
    • Be eligible for free or reduced lunch; or
    • Be receiving food stamps or cash assistance from the state; or
    • Have an active DCF case; or
    • Be a member of a family with income below a certain amount

Priority Youth: If you meet the following criteria, you will receive priority status during the intake and selection process.

Reside in one of the following towns:

    • Bloomfield 
    • Bristol
    • East Hartford
    • East Granby
    • Enfield
    • Farmington
    • Hartford
    • Manchester
    • New Britain
    • Plainville 
    • Somers
    • Stafford
    • Suffield 
    • Vernon 
    • West Hartford
    • Wethersfield 
    • Windsor

A rising junior, senior or 2019 high school graduate. 

The following programs are funded through Capital Workforce Partners for Summer Youth Employment opportunities. Funding is subject to availability.

Please be aware that funding for the program has not yet been finalized. We encourage you to contact your local elected official to show your support for the program.

To apply for the 2019 summer program please contact your preferred program or click the preapplication link below. The preapplication will be available until May 31, 2019.


Blue Hills Civic Association
Priority towns to be served: Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield
Contact: Gabriel Boyd 
Email: boydg@bluehillscivic.org 
860-560-7655 Ext. 309 

Center for Latino Progress 
Priority towns to be served: Hartford, West Hartford
Contact: Kim Flint  
Email: kim_flint@ctprf.org

Community Renewal Team 
Priority towns to be served: Hartford 
Contact: Cynthia Baisden 
Email: baisdenc@crtct.org
860-560-5308 Ext. 227 

Human Resources Agency of New Britain 
Priority towns to be served: Bristol and New Britain 
Contact: Katie O'Donnell 
Email: hrayouthservices@gmail.com
860-826-6991 Ext. 5 

OIC of New Britain 
Priority town to be served: New Britain 
Contact: Joshua Hill
Email: Jhilloic@gmail.com 

Our Piece of the Pie 
Priority town to be served: Hartford
Contact: Kayla Bynum
Email: Kayla.Bynum@opp.org

Town of Manchester 
Priority town to be served: Manchester
Contact: Kellie Sheridan
Email: ksheridan@manchesterct.gov 

Town of Vernon
Priority town to be served: Vernon
Contact: Kimberly McTighe
Email: Kimberly.McTighe@vernonct.org

A GLIMPSE from Past Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program


Summer Youth Employment and Learning Programming is often funded through a combination of municipal, state, grant and foundation funding streams. Funding is often unpredictable and the level of public funding never seems to match the level of youth need and interest. 

If you believe in giving young people the opportunity to become part of the world of work please visit the “Support Workforce” section of our site to learn about all the ways that you can help us support Youth Employment.  

SYELP Program Documents

1) Worksite Agreement

2) Participant Handbook

3) Worksite Supervisor's Guide

4) Time, Attendance, Payroll and Site Requirements

5) Department of Labor (DOL) Working Papers Manual

6) SYELP Intake Monitoring Review and Tips for Providers