Youth: Educational Help for a Successful Future

Introduction

This guide lists free government agency resources designed to assist children and young adults as they work towards
graduating from high school and attaining their future goals, such as attending college or launching a successful career. Find other resource guides compiled by the Business & Career Library.

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Learning to Work
Learning to Work (LTW) is a program designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers, transfer schools , and GED programs. The goal of LTW is to assist students in overcoming obstacles that impede their progress toward a high school diploma - as well as lead them toward rewarding careers and education after high school.
 
New York City Department of Education
Students in grades 4 to 12 can find links to help with home study, including: Live Online Homework Help, a free online tutoring program offered by Brooklyn Public Library, amongst other libraries. It connects students to tutors that offer help in core subject classes. Available seven days a week from 2-11 PM, it is accessed with a library card; Ask Dr. Math; Dial-A-Teacher (212.777.3380). See also: http://schools.nyc.gov/doefacts/factfinder/services.aspx.
 
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
156 William Street, New York, NY 10038 / Phone: 800.246.4646 / Supports a variety of youth services and activities including runaway and homeless programs, tutoring and remedial education, cultural enrichment, delinquency prevention, and structured recreation and athletics.
 
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) - Community Programs and Services
90 Church Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10007 / Phone: 212.306.3306 / Programs geared toward helping those ages 6 to 18 acquire knowledge, skills, self-respect and confidence in a fun environment with everything from athletics to computers.
 
The After School Corp (TASC)
925 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 / Phone: 212.547.6950 / Operated by organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood settlement houses and the YMCA, these programs provide a mix of academic support and extracurricular activities like art, sports and dance for students in grades K to 12.
 
The National Center for Education Statistics
Find informative data and statistics about local and nationwide public and private schools from kindergarten/elementary through college/university.