Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP)  

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.

2023 SYELP Photo Gallery

Thank you to the following Participating Providers for 2023 SYELP!

  • Blue Hills Civic Association
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Bridge Family Center
  • Center for Latino Progress
  • Community Renewal Team
  • Hartford Public Library
  • Human Resources Agency of New Britain
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain
  • Our Piece of the Pie
  • YWCA Hartford Region
  • Town of Bloomfield
  • Town of East Hartford
  • Town of Manchester
  • Town of Vernon
  • Town of Wethersfield

Thank you to the following Funders for 2023 SYELP!

  • Connecticut Department of Aging & Disability Services
  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  • Connecticut Department of Labor
  • Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy
  • City of Hartford
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

If you’re an employer interested in participating, we want to connect with you! Contact us via email at or by phone at 860-899-3606.

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two smiling young women

Youth & Young Adults

Ages 14-24