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 300 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: Andrew Dillon,
• 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: 718-886-4255

• Assistant Principal: Ben Petty
• Child Center Director: Jaimee Diehl
• Hours: Monday—Thursday: 1-9 p.m., Friday: 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. Student can remain in program through age 21.
• Ages: 17.5 to 21
• Admission criteria: Student must be 17.5 years of age with at least 17 H.S. credits; students requiring ESL or Special Education services are not eligible.
• 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
August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Room 353
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-440-6031 or 718-371-8071

• Program Director: Eric Torres
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
• Services provided: Individualized tutoring, SAT and Regents preparation, career and higher education awareness, paid internship opportunities and summer youth employment
• 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: Must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and 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

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
• Services provided: 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.

August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-528-2920 ext. 3630
Fax: 718-322-4790

• Program Director: Michelle Newell-Thomas
• Hours: Tuesday—Thursday: 3-6 p.m.
• Services provided: Adolescent empowerment through classroom and direct action geared toward community and neighborhood health improvement efforts
• Ages: 11-17
• Languages: English
• Public transportation: Buses—Q111, Q113

Queens School of Information, Research & Technology
8-21 Bay 25th Street, Room 149
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 917-579-7326
Program Director: Michael Pezzella

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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