Paid by Average Taxpayer annually for social welfare
of Hartford, CT 18-24 year olds are not job ready
16-24 year olds in Hartford, CT are out-of-school and out-of-work
of Hartford, CT students never earn a degree above high school

  A welfare recipient costs the U.S. on average $25 a DAY.*  If just ONE youth does not acquire the skills for a living wage, it costs you, a taxpayer, about $9,000 a year and $441,000 over his/her lifetime. You can help reduce the cost of welfare. 

With your donation, you can help teach CT youth to work, not just collect welfare to financially survive for life. 


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Information Sources: American Community Survey 2011, tabulated by Center for Labor Market Studies Northeastern University National -Student Clearinghouse  Aggregate Report 2016 - Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative Website www.DiscovertheWork.org  "The Welfare State's Cost to American Taxpayers" - www.forbes.com - "The Average US Welfare Payment Puts You in the top 20 of all Income Earners ( May 2015) -  www.news.mit.edu - "New study shows rich, poor have huge mortality gap in U.S" (April 2016)