Teen Innovation provides youth, primarily from under-resourced communities in Connecticut, with opportunities to develop problem-solving skills, gain confidence, and explore STEM career and college pathways.
Teen Innovation Ambassadors spend six weeks over the summer creating original programs and exhibits that teach others about STEM.
In addition to the program in Hartford, the Science Center runs the Teen Innovation Program in Danbury in partnership with the Danbury Library.
Teen Innovation is made possible by major support from The PCLB Foundation and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Additional supporters include Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Kaman Foundation, Inc., People’s United Community Foundation, and The Right Track Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Applications for summer 2017 have closed.
To be eligible to apply for the Teen Innovation in Summer 2018, teens must complete one full year of the Science Center’s Investigate! program.