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Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP)

Free Metro Cards, Stipends and More!

Free Pre-HSE Classes

Ages 16-24

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start? The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help! The program is open to students aged 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your résumé.

When you complete YALP, you’ll be able to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine your eligibility for High School Equivalency. Participants must commit to attending all classes, case management sessions and job shadowing/internship sessions.

The Summer 2018 program begins on July 16, 2018 through to September 6, 2018.
Students can pre-register now. Complete the below registration form and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
Open Enrollment is available until
august 3, 2018. 

Classes will be held at:


14-01 Astoria Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11102

Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

Far Rockaway
Swing Space

10-03 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691