HOYC Youth Training & Employment Navigation Tool
The HOYC Youth Training & Employment Navigation Tool is designed to promote access and engagement for disconnected youth in the Greater Hartford region. The Tool will be available on the HOYC website, United Way 211, and elsewhere with mobile compatibility.
Youth will complete a brief survey relating to educational needs, career interests, and desired services. The Tool will then direct youth to a list of programs and services provided by HOYC partners that is tailored to the youth’s individual survey responses.
Each listed program/service will have a contact link that is directly connected to a point person at the partner organization who is responsible for rapidly reaching out to the youth in response to a referral from the Tool. Once a connection is established between the youth and the service provider, youth will either be enrolled into programming or referred to other services with a ‘warm’ handoff from the initial point of contact to other staff persons.
*It is important to note that in order for your HOYC Navigation Tool results to be saved, you must first create a 2-1-1 Account. If you do not want to save your results, you will not need to create a 2-1-1- Account.
The Forum for Community Solutions launched the Opportunity Youth Forum in 2012 to leverage momentum of the opportunity youth movement coming out of the White House Council on Community Solutions. The Opportunity Youth Forum supports a network of over two dozen urban, rural, and tribal communities seeking to scale reconnection pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for opportunity youth.
A collaborative campaign calling on Congress to invest in America’s future by funding 1 million pathways to education, training, national service and employment opportunities for Opportunity Youth, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work.
JFF is a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems to achieve economic advancement for all. Working with stakeholders from across the ecosystem, JFF brings evidence-based models and solutions to life, and works to drive systems and policy change, incubate new solutions, accelerate innovation, and drive impact.