The high school program helps youth and young adults (13-21) to graduate high school so that they can apply to, enroll in, and attend college or vocational school. 

We have offices within Mount Vernon High School and New Rochelle High School. 

High school participants take part in: 

  • Life skills coaching with on-site CCC advisors who help address daily issues from home, school and/or the community that might be interfering in the participant’s ability to focus on their education. 
  • Family seminars on topics such as managing college life, leaving home, time management, and financial aid. 
  • Academic support by licensed teachers. This includes on-site tutoring in English and math. 
  • At least 50 hours of community service, giving participants stronger community integration, exposure to a range of career opportunities in the not-for-profit sector, and real-world experiences for college applications.
  • Financial literacy, FAFSA, and scholarship workshops .
  • College and vocational school exploration with an advisor who works with participants to identify, research, and apply to appropriate colleges which match the participant’s interests and abilities.   
  • Local and overnight college tours. 
  • Work experiences and internships. 

Job readiness program is for young adults (16-24 years old). Learn more here

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides a six-week work experience for people 14-20 years old. Get more information here.

Want to help? Here are a few ways you can volunteer: 

  • Coaching program partners young people with adults who are willing to share work and life experiences.  Learn how you can get involved.
  • Host a college tour at your alma mater.
  • Ask if the alumni association of your college has funds to host a visit.
  • Be a guest speaker. Share your story about college and your career to inspire others! 
  • Provide a summer work opportunity.
  • Join our Advisory Board. Email us to learn more.

Ready to enroll a young person or not sure where to start? Email us. Call 914-613-0700 x7089.

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