The Cool Directions program is our year-round, in-school, youth initiative for students, ages 14-21 (grades 9-12). Students participate in team-building, portfolio development and employment activities. The program not only provides paid summer jobs, it gives students an opportunity to understand the link between work and school. During the school year, students continue to enhance and expand the skills they acquired during the summer. Youths need to meet Department of Labor Guidelines to participate.


Benefits: This program offers paid summer jobs that give students real-world work experience. Participation also provides students with a better understanding of the connections between school and the world of work. Year-round programming reinforces and extends summer learning.


For more information about Cool Directions, please contact:


Cyndi Wells
EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-1572
cwells@eastconn.org