Getting to ‘Y’ is an evidence-based practice through which middle and high school aged youth bring meaning to their Youth Risk Behavior Survey data (YRBS), address youth health and well-being issues, and connect with their peers, school, and community. Students receive funding to implement their improvement projects. Recruiting now for our 2022 - 2023 groups!


Fall 2022: We are actively recruiting middle school and high school students to be a part of this program! It's a great learning experience and opportunity to create meaningful change at your school - we even get money to do so! HCC began from a collective youth voice wanting to change Hartford for the good so be part of the force to keep it going!


Please email if you or your student are interested!


HMMS and HHS students at the 2021 Training at the WRJ VDH location.

HHS students receive t-shirts with the group logo they designed..

HMMS students used funding during the 2021-22 school year to address mental health concerns at their school by making the bathrooms a more positive and safe space.

After the bathroom project, middle school students held a Community Dialogue night with parents and school staff to discuss their findings and other areas of future improvement.