Youth Development Opportunities @ Capital CC

Capital Community College is committed to providing educational programming that supports the academic, personal and social development as well as career and workplace preparation for youth between the ages of 13 -18 years old. CCC offers a variety of youth development opportunities such as earning college credits while in high school to earning a paycheck while you learn during the summer. Learn more about these exciting youth development programs offered by Capital and its’ community partners below.

High School Partnership Program

The High School Partnership Program (HSPP) provides the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to jump start their college experience while still in high school by attending college classes at Capital Community College.

Eligible high school students must be enrolled in one of the following school systems:

  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • Windsor
  • Bloomfield
  • Newington
  • Wethersfield

Tuition and fees for students in the program are waived for the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are not offered. The student is responsible for costs associated with books, supplies and bus pass. Program contact: India Weaver (860) 906-5217 or iweaver@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the High School Partnership Program – https://www.capitalcc.edu/student-services/high-school-partnership-program/.

College Career Pathways

College Career Pathways (CCP) provides high school students with opportunities to complete college-level coursework and earn college credits while pursuing their high school diploma. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can earn college credits in a specific career field leading to an associate degree or post-secondary certification. The College Career Pathways program is established with the secondary school. Once the partnership is in place, eligible students may choose career and technical courses in a variety of career pathways. Program contact: Karen Binkhorst, (860) 906-5283 or kbinkhorst@capitalcc.edu.

Click here for more information on College Career Pathways –https://www.capitalcc.edu/college-career-pathways-ccp/

Hartford Promise Scholars

Hartford Promise is a college scholarship fund and college success program for Hartford Public School Students. Eligible Hartford Public School students are accepted as Hartford Promise Scholars before they enroll at Capital Community College. Hartford Promise students attending Capital Community College will receive up to $2,500 per year if attending full time. Students are eligible for 2 years of scholarship awards that can be used over 3 years. Hartford Promise Scholars who enroll at Capital will have a dedicated advisor who will guide and support them during their college journey. Hartford Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in educational as well as social activities designed to create a Hartford Promise Scholars community of learners while positioning them for success. Program contact: Krystal Rodriguez, (860) 906-5272 or krodriguez@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Hartford Promise Scholars program – http://www.hartfordpromise.org

Youth Development Opportunities @ Capital CC

Capital Community College is committed to providing educational programming that supports the academic, personal and social development as well as career and workplace preparation for youth between the ages of 13 -18 years old. CCC offers a variety of youth development opportunities such as earning college credits while in high school to earning a paycheck while you learn during the summer. Learn more about these exciting youth development programs offered by Capital and its’ community partners below.

High School Partnership Program

The High School Partnership Program (HSPP) provides the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to jump start their college experience while still in high school by attending college classes at Capital Community College.

Eligible high school students must be enrolled in one of the following school systems:

  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • Windsor
  • Bloomfield
  • Newington
  • Wethersfield

Tuition and fees for students in the program are waived for the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are not offered. The student is responsible for costs associated with books, supplies and bus pass. Program contact: India Weaver (860) 906-5217 or iweaver@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the High School Partnership Program – https://www.capitalcc.edu/student-services/high-school-partnership-program/

College Career Pathways

College Career Pathways (CCP) provides high school students with opportunities to complete college-level coursework and earn college credits while pursuing their high school diploma. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can earn college credits in a specific career field leading to an associate degree or post-secondary certification. The College Career Pathways program is established with the secondary school. Once the partnership is in place, eligible students may choose career and technical courses in a variety of career pathways. Program contact: Karen Binkhorst, (860) 906-5283 or kbinkhorst@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on College Career Pathways – https://www.capitalcc.edu/college-career-pathways-ccp/

Hartford Promise Scholars

Hartford Promise is a college scholarship fund and college success program for Hartford Public School Students. Eligible Hartford Public School students are accepted as Hartford Promise Scholars before they enroll at Capital Community College. Hartford Promise students attending Capital Community College will receive up to $2,500 per year if attending full time. Students are eligible for 2 years of scholarship awards that can be used over 3 years. Hartford Promise Scholars who enroll at Capital will have a dedicated advisor who will guide and support them during their college journey. Hartford Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in educational as well as social activities designed to create a Hartford Promise Scholars community of learners while positioning them for success. Program contact: Krystal Rodriguez, (860) 906-5272 or krodriguez@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Hartford Promise Scholars program – http://www.hartfordpromise.org

Summer Bridge to Success/Summer Youth Employment

The Summer Bridge to Success program is a six-week, full-scholarship program where students can earn six college credits in Capital courses. Students will receive college success mentoring and coaching, assistance with finding summer employment, and participate in college visits and fun activities in the Hartford area. This is a CCC and Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program collaborative and the perfect way to get a head start on your Capital education while having fun and earning a paycheck! Program contact: Tyesha Wood, (860) 906-5078 or twood@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Summer Bridge to Success – https://www.capitalcc.edu/csbsp/

Clicke here for more information on Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program https://capitalworkforce.org/syelp/

Computer Science Program

Capital Community College proudly offers Summer Computer Science Program for middle school students aged 12-15. The Summer Computer Science Program provides a stimulating, active, and fun learning environment for students to explore and learn computer science through hands-on activities. Participants will learn foundational topics in computer science, and build and develop collaboration, problem-solving/critical thinking and presentation skills. Program contact: Professor Seth Freeman, (860) 906-5249 or sfreeman@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Computer Science Program – https://www.capitalcc.edu/csprogram/

Footlights Performing Arts & Education

Footlights was originally founded by Michele B. Colletti in 2003. Her goal was to inspire Hartford teens to excel and discover their talent through the arts in a safe and fun environment. In 2010, the Footlights Program became the first performing arts and education program to be supported by the Greater Hartford YMCA under the leadership of Debra Mauldin who was a proud CCC alum.

Today, Lael Marie Williams leads the Footlights Performing Arts & Education Program as Owner, CEO and Master Performing Teaching Artist where their annual showcase is performed at Capital Community College. Program contact: Lael Marie Williams, (860) 913-4928 or footlightsarted@gmail.com

Click here for more information on Footlights Performing Arts & Education – https://docs.google.com/document/d/11NILAX2pkANFp53TrMOLDbNuDezP98O07CleHuHRpLo/edit

Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 123,000 preschool children nationwide.

Program contact: Stephanie A. Echevarria, (860) 580-9490 or stephanie.echevarria@jumpstart.org

Click here for more information on Jumpstart – https://www.jstart.org/

The Summer Bridge to Success

The Summer Bridge to Success program is a six-week, full-scholarship program where students can earn six college credits in Capital courses. Students will receive college success mentoring and coaching, assistance with finding summer employment, and participate in college visits and fun activities in the Hartford area. This is a CCC and Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program collaborative and the perfect way to get a head start on your Capital education while having fun and earning a paycheck! Program contact: Tyesha Wood, (860) 906-5078 or twood@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Summer Bridge to Success – https://www.capitalcc.edu/csbsp/

Clicke here for more information on Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program https://capitalworkforce.org/syelp/

Computer Science Program

Capital Community College proudly offers Summer Computer Science Program for middle school students aged 12-15. The Summer Computer Science Program provides a stimulating, active, and fun learning environment for students to explore and learn computer science through hands-on activities. Participants will learn foundational topics in computer science, and build and develop collaboration, problem-solving/critical thinking and presentation skills. Program contact: Professor Seth Freeman, (860) 906-5249 or sfreeman@capitalcc.edu

Click here for more information on the Computer Science Program – https://www.capitalcc.edu/csprogram/

Footlights Performing Arts & Education

Footlights was originally founded by Michele B. Colletti in 2003. Her goal was to inspire Hartford teens to excel and discover their talent through the arts in a safe and fun environment. In 2010, the Footlights Program became the first performing arts and education program to be supported by the Greater Hartford YMCA under the leadership of Debra Mauldin who was a proud CCC alum.

Today, Lael Marie Williams leads the Footlights Performing Arts & Education Program as Owner, CEO and Master Performing Teaching Artist where their annual showcase is performed at Capital Community College. Program contact: Lael Marie Williams, (860) 913-4928 or footlightsarted@gmail.com.

Click here for more information on Footlights Performing Arts & Education – https://docs.google.com/document/d/11NILAX2pkANFp53TrMOLDbNuDezP98O07CleHuHRpLo/edit

Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 123,000 preschool children nationwide.

Program contact: Stephanie A. Echevarria, (860) 580-9490 or stephanie.echevarria@jumpstart.org

Click here for more information on Jumpstart – https://www.jstart.org/