Alternate High Schools and Internships

Students of Aspirations Diploma Plus High School on a school-wide trip to Washington, D.C.

The Child Center of NY provides over 800 vocational internships that introduce youth to careers in teaching, field maintenance, health care, and more. We reach young people of all ages, including opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, who lack a degree or employment. We also serve as the community-based organization at schools for over-age and under-credited students, providing them with a primary contact: a caring and qualified individual whom students can count on for guidance and support.

Alternate High Schools

Aspirations Diploma Plus High School
1150 East New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: 718-773-7765

• Principal Sherma Fleming
• Child Center Director: Xavier Bishop,
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Services provided: Transfer High School students age 16 and older who are under-credited and need additional supports to obtain a H.S. diploma
• Admission Criteria: Ages: 16-18, 19+
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—A, C, J, L, Z to Broadway Junction

Learn how Aspirations students put their passion to work through the Young Debaters Club.

Jessica, a Child Center of NY client, with her high school diploma from Young Adult Borough Center at Flushing High School

Read Jessica’s Story for a first-person account of YABC’s life-changing impact

Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street, Room B22
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-888-7500 ext. 6227
Fax: 718-888-7578

• Assistant Principal and Site Director: Ben Petty
• Child Center Director: Jaimee Diehl
• Hours: Monday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Services provided: Counseling and tutoring to high school students identified at risk of dropping out of high school. Assists students in obtaining a high school local or Regents diploma. Provides students with paid internships, while providing career development seminars to further enrich their high school experience, through the Learning to Work (LTW) program.
• Ages: 17.5 to 21
• Admission criteria: Student must be 17.5 years of age with at least 17 high school credits
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public transportation: Subway—#7 to Main Street, Buses—Q32, Q44, Q25, Q34, Q65 and LIRR to Main Street, Flushing

Internship Programs

WIOA Learn & Earn Program
The WIOA Learn & Earn program provides educational and employment-related services to high school seniors between the ages of 16 and 24. The goal is to help youth from low-income families strengthen their math and literacy skills, as well as increase their readiness for higher education and the workforce. With the guidance of supportive adults, participants experience success and begin to envision and plan for a future of academic and work-related achievement.

WIOA at August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Room B-18
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 929-510-8437 or 718-371-8071

• Program Director: Michelle London
• Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
• Services provided: Individualized tutoring, SAT and Regents preparation, career and higher education awareness, college preparation, college trips, paid and unpaid internship opportunities and summer youth employment, financial literacy, community service opportunities, and follow-up services for 12 months after graduating high school.
• Special services: WIOA offers a six-week paid summer job placement through the NYC Summer Internship Program (SIP). Participants also earn a stipend two times a year for their participation and completion of workshops. In addition to the paid opportunity during the summer, WIOA offers a paid internship during the school year through DYCD’s Learn & Earn Work Learn & Grow (WLG) program. WLG allows our young people to strengthen work readiness skills, explore careers, and receive academic support, including guidance on postsecondary education and the potential to earn college credit.
• Admission criteria: High school seniors enrolled in an NYC public school. Must meet the income guidelines.
• Ages: 16-24
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—E or J to Jamaica Center, Buses—Q56, Q44, A20A/B, Q111, Q24, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q41, Q85, Q113

The Child Center of NY is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY: 800-662-1220

NDA (Neighborhood Development Area) High School Reading/Internship Program
The NDA program provides tutoring for teens two or more years below grade level in reading and/or math, and internships for those teens to tutor elementary school-age children. This gives struggling high school students the opportunity not only to improve their reading skills, but also to apply what they’ve learned, build their confidence, and give back to the community.

NDA at Queens School of Information, Research & Technology (QIRT)
8-21 Bay 25th Street, Room 149
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 917-579-7326
Program Director: Luke Joseph

CareerReady Work Learn and Grow (WLG) Youth Employment Program

CareerReady WLG offers students from select NYC public schools an opportunity to strengthen work readiness skills, explore careers, and receive academic support, including guidance on postsecondary education and the potential to earn college credit. The Child Center of NY is honored to be one of the community-based organizations that partners with schools to offer this life-changing program. With WLG, young people are poised for a fulfilling future that they are proud and prepared to work for and achieve.

What does the program offer?

  • College Readiness: Learn skills to make a smooth transition from high school to college and the “real” world.
  • Skill-Building Activities: Receive help with your résumé, cover letters, and interview skills. Learn essential job readiness skills and workplace etiquette.
  • Earn College Credit: Opportunity to take a College Now course through CUNY and receive college credit.
  • Career Exploration: Flex your research skills and discover new career possibilities.
  • Paid Internship: Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate your career interests.

Who is eligible?
WLG is for students who are:

  • 16-19 years old as of October of the current school year.
  • enrolled in one of the CareerReady WLG schools.
  • a participant of the 2023 Summer Youth Employment (SYEP) Program.
  • a resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City.
  • legally allowed to work in the U.S.

WLG Locations:

August Martin Campus

  • August Martin High School
  • Voyages Prep South Queens

156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Room B-18
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 917-617-2972
Assistant Director: Brittany Dailey

Epic High School South
121-10 Rockaway Boulevard, Room 449G
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Phone: 929-569-5010
Program Director: Brittany Dailey

Campus Magnet High School

  • The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
  • Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology
  • Health, Arts, Robotics and Technology High School

207-01 116th Avenue, Room 127
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Phone: 929-553-0002
Program Director: Brittany Dailey
Program Coordinator: Kia Stephens

Far Rockaway Educational Campus

  • Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology
  • Academy of Medical Technology
  • Frederick Douglas Academy High School

8-25 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 929-456-9908
Program Director: Alexandra Brathwaite

The Child Center of NY also offers internships to young adults who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges through our JobNet program. Please see our Home- and Office-Based Prevention Services page for more information.

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