BCO gets grant to help youths enroll at Tunxis

Tom Morrow, executive director of Bristol Community Organization, Inc., announced BCO was recently awarded a grant to assist 40 local youth aged 16-21 with enrollment in Tunxis Community College. The Life Long Learning program is designed to assist youth with identifying and completing coursework necessary for careers in the allied health field.
The program is looking for youth who are graduates of an Adult Education Program or are high school graduates. Candidates must be income eligible and are residents of Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plainville and Plymouth. If a youth has an interest in a career in the any jobs in the field of allied health, BCO staff will be available to tutor, to offer social services and/or to assist with Tunxis financial aid, applications and class attendance.
The youth will be enrolled in a developmental course in math and/or English for a minimum of one semester and then will be able to choose courses that will lead to a career path. Courses are available for certificate programs including medical billing and dental assisting. Courses are also available in several associate degree programs that may lead to a four year degree program.
Any interested youth should contact Katrina Bresnahan and/or Aminata Bangura at (860)584-2725 or by email at abangura@bcoct.org and/or kbresnahan@bcoct.org.