— NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT—
(February 9, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin invites students of Hartford schools, and their families, to participate in the City of Hartford’s “Rock Your Future 2016” (#RYF2016). This free career readiness event will feature workshops on résumé writing, interview skills, and professional online presence (where youth can have a professional headshot photograph taken). Eligible youth will be able to pre-apply for 2016 summer youth employment . A special workshop for parents, grandparents, and other guardians will feature guest speakers and a youth panel about empowering youth toward success. In the #RYF2016 Resource Hall, youth and their family members will gain valuable information, including how to: open a bank account, obtain a social security card, submit a birth record application, navigate public transit systems, understand workplace rights, and more. Campus tours also will be provided.
The event, sponsored by the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (DFCYR) , Capital Workforce Partners , Hartford Public Schools , and the Hartford Student Senate will be Feb. 20 at Trinity College’s Mather Hall. Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for either the morning session (7:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or the afternoon session (12:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Registration: http://dfcyr.hartford.gov .
“Connecting Hartford’s young men and women to career opportunities is the single most important thing we can do to build a stronger Hartford,” said Mayor Bronin. “I encourage every young Hartford resident to attend Rock Your Future 2016 and learn how to take full advantage of the opportunities that are out there. We’re working to expand summer and year-round employment, and we want every young person in Hartford to have the chance to get that job that helps open the door to a career.”
“It is vital that our community empower youth toward positive decisions and well-paying careers. We are excited to highlight youth career readiness at RYF2016,” said DFCYR Director José Colón-Rivas.
WHO: Students of Hartford schools, and their families
WHAT: “ Rock Your Future 2016” Youth Employment and Empowerment Day
WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mather Hall at Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford