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Solar Youth & Rock to Rock

Join the “cycle-ists” of Stewardship!

Solar Youth: Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!

Ride alongside us and help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 dollars, all while supporting New Haven youth!  Solar Youth is a New Haven based nonprofit who’s mission is to empower youth to achieve lifelong success. Through programs that connect youth to the environment, their communities and each other, youth build the skills and motivations necessary to contribute to their community, create healthy relationships, maintain physical and mental health, and develop economic self sufficiency.


We focus on the three neighborhoods in New Haven that struggle with the highest rates of poverty, unemployment, crime and violence in the State of Connecticut, and have the fewest resources to support youth development. Our core program model, the “Cycle of Stewardship allows our Stewards to Explore! Do! And Teach! through programs, presence, and partners. Our Stewards explore their communities, plan a Community Service Action Project, and teach their families and community members about what they have learned while focusing on environmental exploration, youth-led problem solving, mindfulness, non-violent communication, and youth leadership.

Just take it from our youth & all they have accomplished…

  • In 2016-2017, 150 youth were engaged, 41 teens were hired, and 57 leadership projects were completed
  • Our youth have been trained by and worked alongside many partners including: Yale New Haven Hospital OB/GYN Residents, 108 Monkeys, Friends of Beaver Ponds and many others!
  • “The most important thing that I learned during this internship is that no matter how hard things get you shouldn’t give up because whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to do it all alone.” -Youth Educator Intern

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Quick Stats

$1,919.69 Raised
15 Participants

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