Every child, youngster and adult will experience success within strong and caring communities, families and neighborhoods. Quality of life is enhanced through the provision of diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational, and leisurely opportunities. This vision is guided by the belief that decisions and actions affecting children today will determine the quality of lives tomorrow.
The Department of Families, Children Youth & Recreation serves Hartford’s community by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of its children, youth and families. Our mission is guided by the belief that decisions and actions affecting children today will determine the quality of lives tomorrow.
With a specific focus on coordination, accountability, capacity building, and strategic partnerships, Youth Services Division works with key public, private, and community stakeholders to ensure that Hartford’s youth age nine to twenty-four have quality opportunities to develop the competencies critical to academic success and future self sufficiency.
The recent explosion of brain development research confirms the critical importance of high quality, safe and nurturing early learning experiences to subsequent school success and lifelong achievements. The City of Hartford has a longstanding commitment to early childhood education and interventions. It is the first municipality in the State to implement a citywide
We will be known as “The Recreation Outlet of Choice” with our motto “Stay fit for Life”. We are committed to planning, developing, and programming life-long learning opportunities which promote healthier lifestyles outside the traditional education environment for seniors, adults and children by:
Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation
City of Hartford, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone 860.757.9595 Fax 860.722.6036