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The summer camp experience plays an important role in youth development. Read Solar Youth's take on it this year, at a time when it's needed most.

Solar Youth has announced Candace Wright as its new executive director. Read about it here.

Candace Wright, Interim Executive Director, has been with Solar Youth for nearly 13 years. What drives her commitment? Watch Candace tell her story to Senator Gary Winfield.

Read about the Trailblazer's impressive work in this article by Maya McFadden of The New Haven Independent.

The new Trailblazers program employs youth age 16-24 in trail work that enhances recreational resources for the community. Read about their work here.

Young people showed up at Justin Elicker’s latest neighborhood meet-the-mayor gathering — and turned the discussion to how the city can help youth.

Fifteen year old Curtisy McGill applies to Housing Authority of New Haven Vocational Internship Program, an opportunity inspired by her teacher at Hillhouse High. Joanne Sciulli, Solar Youth's Executive Director spoke on her behalf at a special meeting of the Housing Authority of New Haven’s Board of Commissioners.

West siders gave the thumbs up—or rather raised green cards of support — to five nonprofits in their quest for support to nab a share of federal funding for local social services...

See the press they received by working with One World Roasters!

This Veterans’ Day, in an effort to give back and beautify their community, Solar Youth’s Green Jobs interns organized a clean-up project of Winslow Augustine Park and the surrounding Wintergreen and Belden Brooks.

See a video and press they got for it!!!

Senator Chris Murphy organized for 50 New Haven teens from four local youth groups — Solar Youth, LEAP, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, and Youth Continuum — to join him on Sunday [March 18th, 2018] for a screening of Black Panther.

New Haven Register highlights Solar Youth’s partnership with Schooner Summer Camp to enroll more youth in summer camp. Strong relationships among community organizations show case how working together can make a big impact on families.

Solar Youth, Inc. and the cities Livable City Initiative (LCI) partnered in the clean-up event to pick up litter and bulk trash in the Wintergreen Brook.

Joanne Sciulli was a student when she first came to New Haven, but now, 17 years after founding the nonprofit Solar Youth, she’s a teacher, and her classroom is nature.

Gamaliel “Gammy” Moses, is program coordinator of Solar Youth, a New Haven, CT environmental education program. The native of Dominica, a Carribean island, brings his love of music to his job teaching youth about nature in New Haven and on Long Island Sound

This winter, the Young Minds Program of the New Haven Free Public Library reached out to New Haven youth development organizations, offering to bring their Readmobile to programs. Loaded with new books, the van brings literacy, fun and learning out to New Haven’s neighborhoods

A New Haven organization is sending a message to its neighbors, saying "You are important to us." It hangs across the street from the Westville Manor apartments after a series of violent incidents.

Splashes of color filled the Westville Manor community this week as local youth painted over boarded-up homes to brighten up the neighborhood.

Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, recently teamed up with Solar Youth "to teach some great kids in New Haven about American eels and fish passage."

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Green Jobs - Westville Manor Spring 2017

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