City Teens Invited to Mayor’s Youth Employment and Empowerment Day

  • On February 4, 2015 ·
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Mayor Pedro E. Segarra invites students living in Hartford and their families to the Mayor’s Youth Employment and Empowerment Day, where young job seekers can find one-on-one assistance in resume building, opening a bank account, how to obtain a social security card, job interview tips and opportunities to pre-apply for summer jobs. Participants can also get training on online career searches and applying for jobs online. Representatives from the City of Hartford Vital Records will be available to assist youth in acquiring birth certificates. The event, sponsored by the HartfordDepartment of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, Hartford Student Senate and Capital Workforce Partners, is on Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arroyo Recreation Center at Pope Park.

“Finding and keeping a job is a key step in a young person’s transition to adult hood and economic self-sufficiency. Employment, obviously, allows young people to cover expenses for themselves and their families, but it also provides valuable opportunities for teens and young adults to apply academic skills and learn occupation-specific and broader employment skills such as teamwork, time management and problem-solving. It additionally provides work experience and contacts to help in acquiring internships and future job opportunities,” Mayor Segarra said. “It is our responsibility as a community to see that our young people have every opportunity and advantage to compete in a highly-competitive employment market.”

Mayor Segarra will participate in youth panel discussions at the event. There will be professional head shot photograph sessions, resume stations and interview prep workshops, among other activities. For more information visit: or

WHO: Students and families living in Hartford

WHAT: Mayor’s Youth Employment and Empowerment Day

WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Arroyo Recreation Center at Pope Park, 30 Pope Park Drive, Hartford.