Champions of Youth

The Champions of Youth event takes place every fall.  This event serves as a celebration of OPP Youth success and recognizes key funders and partners of OPP services.


OPP is proud to present this years 2022 Champions of youth nominees:

Asnuntuck Community College
CVS Pharmacy
Brewster Perkins
Jim Shea
OPP Trailblazers, Bob Rath & Steven Adamowski
OPP Program Alumnus, Andre Rochester

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Past Events

2021 Champions of Youth November 4, 2021

2021 Champions of Youth celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the Hartford Youth Service Corps and the key partners of the YSC.

Honorees included

  • The City of Hartford and Mayor Luke Bronin
  • Dalio Education
  • The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Travelers Foundation
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • The Hartford

Sponsors of the 2021 Champions of Youth Included

  • Travelers
  • Powerstation Events
  • Berkshire Bank
  • CWP (Capital Workforce Partners)
  • Whittlesey Forward Advising

2018 Champions of Youth November 8, 2018

The 2018 Champions of Youth event celebrated (one) Organization partner, community partner and individual that demonstrated qualities of compassion to the service of youth, embrace diversity and exemplify OPP’s values. 

Honorees included

  • Organization Partner- Emily Tow Jackson, Tow Foundation
  • Community Partner- Alex Johnson, Capital Workforce Partners
  • Individual- Joette Katz, CT Department of Children and Families

Sponsors of the 2018 Champions of Youth Included

  • Whittlesey Forward Advising
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
  • ConnectiCare
  • Duncaster
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