BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Bridgeport Youth Engagement Collaborative (BYEC), in partnership with Senator Marilyn Moore and Housatonic Community College, today announced the Bridgeport Youth Engagement Resource Expo, to be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Housatonic Community College. The inaugural event will provide nonprofits the opportunity to recruit young people from Bridgeport for their programs, especially young people between the ages of eight and 24.
“I hope parents take this opportunity to learn more about the myriad of programs available for our children, teens and young adults in Bridgeport,” said Senator Marilyn Moore, which created the collaboration. “Federal and public funds for nonprofits are most effective when all children have access to enrichment programs. “
“Housatonic is delighted to partner with the Bridgeport Youth Engagement Collaborative to provide essential resources that can perhaps transform lives and change the trajectory towards a more meaningful future,” said Dr Dwayne Smith, President and CEO of Housatonic Community College.
“At a time when COVID-19 has forced many of our young people into long-term isolation, it has never been more important to provide opportunities for them to connect them to community programs and the resources available to them,” said Michael A. Jordan, founder of the Bernard Buddy Jordan Foundation and member of BYEC. “This collaborative exhibit is a great opportunity for the youth of Bridgeport and passionate organizations to serve them to come together under one roof to network and grow together.”
Interested participants are encouraged to register online as soon as possible, as places are limited due to COVID-19. The exhibition will be divided into two sessions to accommodate participation. The event will follow CDC and State of Connecticut guidelines on the mask mandate and all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID019 vaccination prior to entry. The registration deadline is Friday January 7, 2022.
Non-profit organizations can register here.
Parents, guardians or young people can register here.
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration and networking opportunity (non-profit organizations only)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Expo Parents-Jeunes (Session 1)
12h00 – 14h00 – Expo Parents-Jeunes (Session 2)
The Bridgeport Youth Engagement Collaborative (BYEC) is committed to a holistic, three-pronged approach to addressing the unmet needs of young people in Bridgeport, Connecticut. By offering a network of programs focused on healing, empowering and equipping our rising generations, BYEC aims to cultivate a young community characterized by loving service and ambitious achievement. Current members of the collaboration, launched in 2021, include the Bernard “Buddy” Jordan Foundation, Color A Positive Thought, Walter E. Luckett Jr. Foundation, Elevate Bridgeport, RYASAP, Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders, # 100 Girls Leading Inc. , and the Willie & Sandra McBride Foundation.
Questions? Please email event coordinator Natasha Noel at [email protected]
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