On June 6th members of the Connecticut Convergence Institute attended the 2019 Hartford Youth Scholars Celebrations Gala as a Change Agent sponsor for the event. With over 300 supporters in attendance, the event raised over $188,000.00 to help support the program throughout the year! The event acknowledges and celebrates the academic achievement of the graduating high school and college Hartford Youth Scholars.
The Hartford Youth Scholars’ primary objective is to place Scholars who complete the program at four-year colleges with the preparation to be successful in the postsecondary environment, and continue to support them through college graduation. HYS fulfills a mission of creating lifetime opportunities for underserved Hartford children through education. The program identifies and recruits highly motivated Hartford middle school students, preparing them for a rigorous high school education and assists them in gaining acceptance and financial assistance at top independent schools in the region with proven records of college placement.