Each student or client will go through an intake process, one on one with the senior pathway coach (SPC) (caseworker) to ascertain client’s needs and based on assessments and screenings the SPC and client will develop a customized plan that will address the behavioral & cognitive skill deficiencies and academic barriers with support services e.g., supportive services (i.e., metro card, stipends etc...), individual counseling, case management, workforce innovation etc...; Referrals to mental health therapy, YLCP Pathway Coach Mentorship Program, YLCP WFD Workshop sessions etc... 




1. Life/behavioral skills– Weekly life/behavioral skills sessions will focus on three main areas: 1. helping clients prepare for H.S. & post-education transitions; 2. helping clients identify and prepare for career pathways and 3. helping clients build positive behavioral/social skills.


 2. Career oriented break-out sessions-Students will engage in breakout sessions - direct/experiential learning career or industry oriented sessions led by industry leading pathway coaches and other partnering organizations. Each breakout session will be based on each student career interests.


We will offer educational and academic services to support and complement school-day activities.  These activities may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, homework assistance, reading clubs, computer-assisted and project-based learning and activities to develop basic math, reading, writing, and verbal English skills.


We will help participants prepare for high school; earn their high school diploma; recover course credits; and prepare for exams such as the NYS test, Regents, SAT, and ACT.  Thus, supporting youth in their educational progress is a critical component of our career YLCP model.


Youth Leadership & Career Pathway model (YLCP)


YLCP Is targeted to youth between the ages of 13-18. The YLCP model is career and post-education driven; it will consist of an extensive intake process & case management services, and referrals & activities will be based on each client’s assessment needs. The project will focus on (4) four main areas: 1. helping clients prepare for and cope with H.S. & post-education transitions 2.  helping clients alleviate barriers to graduation & academic success 3. helping clients identify and prepare for post-education & career pathways and 4. helping clients build positive behavioral/social skills.

Clients will have access to:


1.Case management and supportive services 

2.Customized educational support

3. YLCP work-force development (WFD) workshop sessions geared toward meeting each participant’s social needs and developing their behavioral/job-readiness skills to prepare them for today’s employment market. 


YLCP will be based on youth development principles. Students in our YLCP will be afforded tutoring, homework help, counseling, therapy & referrals to support their PATHWAY objectives & goals and will be able to participate in PATHWAYS geared to their career and post-education interests.


Site Address:

Benjamin Franklin High School For Finance & Information Technology –

Monday & Tuesdays 3:15-6 p.m. (for Benjamin Franklin High School students only)

207-01 116th Avenue, 3rd Floor

Queens, NY 11411

Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School-IS 109

Set to begin in September of 2017

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 3-6 p.m. (open to community)

213-10 92nd Avenue, 2nd Floor

Queens Village, NY 11428

MS/PS 43 (TBT)

160 Beach Street

Far Rockaway, NY 11691




       Foster higher education aspirations and convey the message that college is an achievable goal for long-term economic success

Deliver program designs that emphasize and support high school completion and graduation, including services to reduce barriers to achieving this goal

College and career advisement; skills training and support services

       Provide meaningful and ongoing exposure to careers in the City’s priority sectors and other promising sectors through work-based learning experiences

 Build knowledge of sectors and career pathways whose entry level occupations do not require a college degree, and explain the connection between career aspirations and secondary and postsecondary academic preparation.