The Liberty Partnerships Program
at NYU Metro Center
The Liberty Partnerships Program at NYU Metro Center is one of 51 projects in New York State that operate under a 1989 law passed in order to decrease dropout rates in the state. NYU LPP centers engagement and community building in order to accomplish its goals as a college readiness and drop-out prevention program. NYU LPP works not only to solidify relationships between students and administrators, offer counseling and enrichment services, and create community for students and families—but also to invest in the development of each young person as an individual and student. To learn more about the perspectives of our student participants and their specific experiences and insights as they interact with transformative program, we invite you to read the Youth Testimonials of the YDCCR cohort.
LPP begins each program course with a Socio-Emotional Assessment that will then inform the creation of each student's individualized learning plan. Students engage in this assessment multiple times a year to capture their changing needs as well as their internal growth. In addition to the self, NYU LPP considers the environment and relationships of participating students. NYU LPP looks to relationship building as a primary path towards college readiness and drop-out prevention. The NYU LPP works to ensure that students have a network of support both during and out of school time by keeping open lines of communication with caregivers regarding what their students are learning and doing - in addition to program expectations, and offering a variety of learning opportunities in professional/life skills. NYU LPP also works to develop relationships between Advisory teachers, peer mentors, and participating students in order to better deliver services as well as expand students’ networks. In order to strengthen students’ relationships to their education and develop their advocacy skills, NYU LPP works to ensure students become active members of their learning communities both in and beyond the high school level. In addition to direct work, NYU LPP also offers support to the students’ school counselors to ensure smooth transitions between grade levels.
Youth Development and College and Career Readiness Unit
The Liberty Partnerships Program at NYU centers engagement and community building in order to accomplish its goals as a college readiness and drop-out prevention program.
College Prep Academy/ 1199 Workforce works to create the optimal mental and emotional conditions for students to confidently make choices regarding their future.
Youth Development and College and Career Readiness Unit shares Youth Testimonials to better highlight the specific experiences, insights, and pathways of our program participants.