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Working Together to Engage Connecticut Youth

The mission of the Connecticut Opportunity Project is to invest in and help strengthen youth-serving organizations in Connecticut so they can work effectively, reliably, and sustainably with young people ages 14 to 22 who are disengaged or disconnected in order to help them re-engage in and complete secondary education, then transition successfully to the pursuit of post-secondary education, such as a technical certification, military enlistment, or an academic degree – with the ultimate goal that all young people will achieve satisfying employment that supports their agency and self-sufficiency.

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Strengthening Youth-Serving Organizations to Positively Impact Young People

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In Connecticut, more than 1 in 5 high school-aged youth are at risk of dropping out or have already done so. To help change those odds, Dalio Philanthropies created the Connecticut Opportunity Project.

Leo used to not take anything seriously, but says that COMPASS's Peacebuilders program helped him to change his perspective on how he wanted to live his life.

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