Summer Opportunities



Summer Youth Employment Positions Available

Youth Ages 14 to 21 Encouraged to Apply Before May 31st Deadline

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that for the fourth year in a row his administration is dedicating more than $250,000 in the Fiscal Year 2020 City of Bridgeport budget to fund the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative. A substantial portion of this allocation provides youth with summer employment opportunities while the balance is made available to local nonprofits planning summer opportunities for older youth. Young people between the ages of 14 to 21 looking for a summer job must apply before the Friday, May 31, 2019 deadline by 5:00 p.m. Participants will be interviewed and placed according to their interest to fill one hundred and twenty-five (125) available positions.

“It was important that we continued to provide our youth with safe and meaningful activities this summer,” said Mayor Ganim. “We are thankful for the partnerships we have built with local businesses and nonprofits that provide summer activities and give our young people the opportunity to gain real work experience. Summer vacation is a time that youth can have fun while learning a new skill that will serve them well as they grow into adulthood.”

In addition to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department also has jobs available for camp counselors and lifeguards. Young people interested in applying may do so in-person at the Parks Department office at 7 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT.

Applications for summer youth employment can be found on the City of Bridgeport website homepage by clicking “summer youth employment application” tab at


The Hire Cause's 2019 Summer Fellowship Program

Hire Cause is proud to announce the 2019 Summer Fellowship Program. This Fellowship is a 5-week program designed for highly motivated 9th-12th graders. It challenges students to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom by raising awareness and funds for the charity of their choice. Each week students are mentored by professionals from various industries. To date, Hire Cause students have raised over $40,000 for charity. At Hire Cause we believe in preparing the next generation of leaders to grow, lead, and contribute.

Here is the flyer describing our Fellowship. Please encourage your students to apply for this unique and fun resume-building fellowship. At this time, we are offering spots to 50 students. And, thanks to our generous partners, many scholarships are available to exceptional candidates.


Are You Interested in Law Enforcement? This Summer Program is Right for You!

FLEYA - the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy is a free week-long summer program run out of Yale University in collaboration with the Yale Police Department and the New Haven Division of the FBI. Each year, 26-30 high school students from around the state of Connecticut are selected to participate in this unique educational program where they learn from a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement representatives and participate in hands-on demonstrations of polygraphs, fingerprint analysis, and more. This year's program runs from July 14th, 2019 to July 20th, 2019.

The application for FLEYA is currently live, and closes on Friday, April 5th, at 5pm. The application can be found at


Here are Two Links That Offer A Variety of Summer Opportunities for Students to Become A Part Of!

100 -Plus Summer Enrichment Programs

Pre-College Summer Programs for Teens


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