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YDTRC seeks to connect as many young people as possible with leadership opportunities. If you are a teenager looking for a way to make a difference and gain leadership skills along the way, we can help you find the right activities for your interests and skills. Whether you’re interested in working directly with YDTRC or with other organizations in the community, don’t hesitate to call. We’ll help you find what you’re looking for!

Get involved!

Listing of opportunities to get involved in the community and gain valuable work and leadership experience.

Fund Your Project!

Investigate grant opportunities to help fund youth-led projects.

Hill Youth Action Team

The Hill Youth Action Team was created by YDTRC as a result of community forums and a neighborhood initiative starting in 2005 with a Hill forum sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. It is made up of a group of high school students that work to improve the Hill neighborhood in New Haven, CT. HYAT is a 5-week summer youth employment opportunity and weekly afterschool program at Wilson Library.