Educational Support for High School Youth
The Educational Support for High School Youth Program assists high school students who are struggling academically. The program focuses on student’s academic goals using a multitude of academic activities and a service plan to ensure they are on track of achieving their goals. In order to help them achieve this goal, activities include: homework help, tutoring, project-based learning, interactive videos/questions from Khan Academy, and individual/group counseling.
Additionally, participants are encouraged to develop employment skills. This is accomplished through internships, and Career Exploration and Work Readiness Workshops that we provide. To motivate participants to do better in school and to continue attending the program, they are provided with an incentive.
The program is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD) and is available to high school students, 9th – 12th grade.
Learn & Earn Program
The Learn & Earn Program is an after-school program designed for youth ages 14-21, who are currently enrolled in the 11th and 12th grade. The overall goal is to encourage and support youth through the graduation process and assist them with developing the framework for a successful post graduation life. Each day, Learn & Earn Program participants receive services such as tutoring, individual/group counseling, work readiness workshops, and life skills workshops. Additionally, our program provides leadership development, financial literacy training, entrepreneurial skills workshops, college preparation, career exploration, test preparation, and guaranteed summer employment through our Paid Summer Internship program. By providing these services, the Learn and Earn Program helps participants make a connection between education and a successful career, encourages them to pursue post-secondary education or training, fosters a positive relationship with adults and peers, and provides youth with engaging internships and paid work experiences.
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Interview Skills and College Application Assistance
- Monetary Incentives
- Service Learning Projects and Leadership Development
- Follow-Up Services (Support provided to participants through their first year of post-graduate life)
Program Eligibility Requirements:
- Youth must be 14 through 21 years old
- Enrolled in 11th or 12th grade at an NYC high school
- Meet one or more of the following criteria: presently in foster care, experiencing homelessness, household is deemed low-income, or receiving SNAP