There are 20,688 youth between the ages of 16 and 24 years old in Hartford.
Of these youth, more than 6,000 either:
- Do not have a high school diploma
- Have a high school diploma but are not in school and not working
- Mental and physical health problems
- Incarceration or criminal record
- Food insecurity
- Domestic violence
The decisions they make today have far-reaching consequences. They can either be a potential lifetime fiscal and social burden of almost 1 million dollars or a contributing member of society as a solution to our future workforce needs.