Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP)  

 Thank you for your interest in the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program. Check back regularly for updates on the 2023 SYELP.

Purpose of program: The Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) is a youth employment program, connecting Connecticut youth living in the North Central Region between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.

Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic, and leadership skills.

By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, Connecticut youth are better prepared for careers of the future.

Thank you to the following Participating Providers for 2022 SYELP:

  • CRT – Community Renewal Team
  • CLP – Center for Latino Progress
  • BHCA – Blue Hills Civic Association
  • OPP – Our Piece of the Pie
  • HRA – Human Resources Agency of New Britain
  • OIC – Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain
  • Town of Bloomfield
  • Town of East Hartford
  • Town of Manchester
  • Town of Vernon

News Coverage from 2022 SYELP:

SYELP 2022 Video

2022 SYELP Photo Gallery

Thank you to 2022 SYELP Funders! 

  • State of Connecticut Youth Employment Program and Connecticut Department of Labor
  • State of Connecticut Department of Children & Families
  • City of Hartford
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • JPMC Foundation
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Travelers Foundation

If you’re an employer interested in participating, we want to connect with you! Contact Lindsay Poulos,, 860.899.3606



Youth & Young Adults

Ages 14-24