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Connecticut Youth Forum


Who We Are

We are students from all grades, genders, ethnicities, races, religions, orientations and interests, who are interested in the world around us and like talking with other teenagers about issues that impact us! Our group is an exciting and fun way to connect with and learn what other students in Connecticut are thinking about different topics. 

What We Do

Once a month, we meet with students from over fifty schools from the Greater Hartford area meet to discuss the "topic of the month". The topic is decided upon by the students of the CT Youth Forum who are also members of the Leadership Group.  In this way, the topics are always something that is important or useful to high school students.  Past topics have included "Parents just don't understand", "Dealing with violence in your school", "Living in a society where you don't speak the language", and "Gender roles/conflicts".  The students meet in an open and safe environment in which everyone has the opportunity to speak, if they want to.  Other students opt to listen and do not share their thoughts.  While the individuals speaking are respected by not using their names in future conversations, students are encouraged to share the discussions with their school mates when they each return to their own school.  Meetings start with a short social time and free refreshments. Free transportation is provided to all meetings, which are held at host high schools. 

Sound Good to You?
See Mrs. Houpert in room 250 if you are interested in joining us or send an email to Mrs. Houpert with questions!  New members are always welcome!

Upcoming Events!

November 9 - Topic TBD


More about the CT Youth Forum

The Connecticut Youth Forum is sponsored by the Connecticut Forum.  The mission of the Connecticut Youth Forum is to bring youth together through discussion and action while providing opportunities for growth and exploration as an individual and as part of a diverse community. Students are given an opportunity to meet peers from over fifty public and private schools across the state to discuss issues that affect them.


2007 Children's Holiday Party

  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2011 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2012 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2013 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2016 Award Ribbon
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