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5/24/2021 - Mayor Ganim Announces $250,000 to Provide Summer Youth Opportunities for the Sixth Year in a Row

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                            
May 24, 2021     

                                                                      

MAYOR GANIM ANNOUNCES $250,000 TO PROVIDE SUMMER YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 


Bridgeport CT – Mayor Ganim encourages eligible and interested young people to apply for summer employment while reminding city non-profit organizations that provide summer opportunities for Bridgeport youth to submit their proposal for funding through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative.

Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative - Mayor Ganim allocated $250,000 for the sixth year in a row to provide youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 with quality programs, activities, and/or services during Summer 2021. The City will use a portion of the funds to hire 150 Bridgeport residents through the Summer Youth Employment Program. The remaining funds are reserved for city non-profit organizations that provide summer opportunities for youth and young adults.

Summer Youth Employment Program - to participate, the applicant must be a Bridgeport resident and between the ages of 14 and 21 by July 1, 2021. Applicants accepted into this program will fill summer positions which include Lighthouse Summer Camp Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, Wildlife Guard, and Program Monitor. Hired applicants can expect to make between $12 to $15 from July 6, 2021 and August 6, 2021. 

The deadline to apply is May 28th, 2021. Access the fillable application by clicking here or visit bridgeportct.gov/youthservices. Applications must be emailed to  summeryouthemploy@bridgeportct.gov

Request for Proposals - Non-profit organizations that are seeking funding for planned summer opportunities must meet the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative criteria which includes providing the program, service, or activity for Bridgeport youth and young adults age 14 and 24 between July 1st and September 30th, 2021. The funds may be used to support program staff, youth training and employment opportunities, volunteer stipends, supplies, memberships, educational trips, counseling services.

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 9th, 2021 by 4pm. Request for proposals can be found by clicking here or visit bridgeportct.gov/lighthouse. If you have questions or require technical assistance, contact Youth Services Director Tammy Papa at (203) 576-7252. 


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