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Hampshire Youth Connect

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Housed in the Critical Studies of Chilhood, Youth, and Learning Program

Our Mission:

To increase exposure and access to higher education and build sustainable and equitable partnerships across communities by linking Hampshire College’s innovative pedagogy with community engagement efforts to provide creative, experiential learning opportunities for underserved youth.

Our Founding Goals
  • To provide on-campus programming for underserved youth
  • To excite young people about learning in college
  • To familiarize young people with the college admissions process
  • To offer paid Hampshire College student internships with community-based organizations

What We Do

  • Facilitate connections between Hampshire College students and underserved youth
  • Design courses with a focus on community engagement and programs for underserved youth in the area
  • Fund Division II and III projects that support our mission and goals
  • Coordinate summer programs and offer paid internships to Hampshire students
Community Partners:
Collaborators On Hampshire’s Campus:
  • The Child Drama and Community Program
  • The Farm Center
  • The Center for Design
  • The Film/Photo Program
  • Community Partnerships for Social Change
  • A Day at Hampshire College

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