By creating pathways to meaningful careers, you are helping Fairfield County youth to achieve success.
Young people in Fairfield County often graduate without the skills or preparation needed to secure a living-wage entry job. By aligning youth with educational tools and job opportunities, our Thrive by 25 initiative aims to empower every young adult to achieve self-sufficiency by age 25 – strengthening the future of our whole community.
What we do
Supporting youth development, employment & educational opportunity, and summer learning and enrichment.
We advocate for policy agendas that support youth success in our region.
We partner with educators and employers and nonprofits to help youth of all ages succeed in school, and transition into the workforce.
When we empower youth to overcome economic challenges, we secure a more vibrant future for Fairfield County.
Young people of color continue to face widening disparities and steep barriers to employment success. By crafting policies and programs to support youth – particularly those who are most vulnerable – we can create a more equitable society, and build a stronger economic future for everyone.
Partner with us to help youth thrive by age 25.
Do you serve youth? Apply for a grant, or get connected and help shape the program.
Provide mentoring, internships and work-based learning opportunities.
Empowering young adults to change their futures by connecting them with pathways to meaningful careers:
To thrive is to progress from previous circumstances. To thrive does not mean to make six figures and drive a cool sports car, but instead to consistently do better than you did yesterday. Thriving is consistent progress in effort to ultimately achieve an established goal.
– Thrive by 25 Youth Ambassador