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
402 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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 juniors and 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.

August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Room 353
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-440-6031 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 SYEP. Participants also earn a stipend three times a year for their participation and completion of workshops and internships.
• Admission criteria: High school juniors and 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

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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