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
Providing opportunity for young adults to train and earn Allied Health certifications.
Through the Thrive by 25 Ambassador Program, we engage young people to become leaders of change in our community.
Supporting youth development, employment & educational opportunity, and summer learning & 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.
Each year, young adults who are not in school or working cost taxpayers an estimated $93 billion. By 2020, it’s estimated that employers will not be able to find skilled workers for 10% of all jobs. Meanwhile, young people of color face widening disparities and steep barriers to 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.
Attend an event, apply for a scholarship or join our Thrive by 25 Ambassador program.
Do you serve youth? Apply for a grant, or get connected and help shape the program.
Provide mentoring, internships and work-based learning opportunities.
Donate to our Community Impact Fund to support this work and more.
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