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DCF Youth Attending Colleges and Programs Across the Country!

Text stenciled onto a white brick background with rainbow splashes of paint.  Text reads: "Back to School!"Wendy Jackson, Maria Pastorelli and Lisa Driscoll are "proud parents" again this Fall. Why? As Post-Secondary Educational Consultants, they have supported countless youth in DCF care as they enroll in continuing education. 

The pursuit of an education can be enriching, and "world expanding."  An education program that is "the right fit" can lead to a lifetime of rewarding and fulfilling work that allows you to be the best version of yourself.

For the academic year 2021-2022, transitional aged youth (TAY) will be attending 4-year colleges and universities across the country - as far away as Utah and Florida! Some are staying local and are enrolled in one of 14 community colleges. Our youth will also take part in vocational, technical and job training programs leading to careers as electricians, cosmetologists, phlebotomists, welders and many other trades. 

Congratulations to the Regional Office staff who have supported their older youth to reach this point in their lives! 

Read on for the specific programs where youth will be attending:

4 Year Colleges and Universities

UCONN - all campuses
SCADD Atlanta
Bridgewater State University
New England Institute of Technology
AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts 
Colorado State University
Fisher College
Temple University
Oakwood University
Curry College
Bennett College
Valencia College
Mitchell College
California State University
Albertus Magnus College
Purchase College - NY
Elizabeth Park College
Kekeua College - NY
Mercy College
Simmons University
Grand Canyon University
Johnson C Smith University
SUNY Broome
Norfolk State University
Florida Institute of Technology
UMASS - Amherst, Boston
Howard University
Elizabeth City State University
Brigham Young University
Florida Atlantic University
Nova Southeastern University
University of Hartford
IONA College
St. John's University
Stony Brook University
New Hampshire College
Becker College 
Virginia Tech
Yale University
University of New Haven
Fordham University
Goodwin University 
Paier College


2 Year and Community Colleges

Manchester Community College
Capitol Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Middlesex Community College
Housatonic Community College
Asnuntuck Community College
Norwalk Community College
Gateway Community College
Tunxis Community College
Northwestern Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Herkimer County Community College
American Institute 


Vocational Technical and Job Training Programs

Training Direct
Triangle Tech Welding Academy, PA
Porter and Chester
Job Corps
Lincoln Technical Institute
Academy for Medical Training, Inc.
International Institute of Cosmetology
Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School
Harborview School of Phlebotomy
Bravado Academy of Barbering
Northeast Medical Institute 

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