Program Descriptions and Eligibility
Pathways to Graduation/HSE Classes
Pathways to Graduation (P2G) is a FREE program that provides students between the ages of 17½ and 20 with the preparation and tools needed for a successful future, through earning their High School Equivalency Diploma. P2G offers instruction from certified teachers in all five sections of the High School Equivalency exam: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies. Enrolled students will also be provided with unlimited MetroCards and support from a DOE guidance counselor on site. In order to be eligible for the P2G classes, students must receive a minimum score of 8th grade in reading and 6h grade in Math.
Department of Youth and Community Development / Bronx 5 – Pre-HSE and HSE classes
DYCD provides students ages 16 -24 with free Pre-HSE and HSE afternoon classes. In order to be eligible for Bronx 5, students must reside within the following zip-codes: 10452, 10453, 10457, 10458, 10468. They must also receive a minimum score of 6th grade in reading and 4th grade in Math.
Future Now provides academic tutoring for all 5 subjects of the TASC Exam. Enrolled students can attend tutoring as supplemental instruction (in addition to HSE classes) or after taking the TASC exam and not passing certain subjects. Tutoring has both morning (10am-12pm) and afternoon (2pm-4pm) sessions.
Eckerd (formerly known as Henkels and McCoy) – Eckerd provides vocational training classes and paid internships through the Department of Youth and Community Development. The program provides rigorous employment training that focuses on work readiness, customer service, construction safety, and computer assembly. At the end of the training students are better prepared for the world of work and have a firm grasp of what it takes to succeed in a workplace environment.
Club I.M.P.A.C.T., which stands for Improving My Progress at College Today, is a striving student-led organization that provides support to students while they enter and complete their college education. IMPACT, which was started and is still led by FN college students, provides an array of services to students as they transition from HSE classes to college. These services include financial aid assistance, navigating the class registration process, understanding and choosing majors and peer-to-peer support through weekly workshops to discuss balancing college including studying and test taking skills, time management and self-care. Club IMPACT also provides FREE classes in preparing students for the college entry exam so students can avoid remedial classes.
This state-of-the-art program draws on Burberry’s unique culture of creativity, design and innovation to offer relevant and exciting learning opportunities that raise the skill levels, aspirations and confidence of 18-24 year olds. Students who are selected to participate in this amazing opportunity will work alongside employees to gain insight into key departments, functions and values. The placements, which last for 6 weeks, are distributed between retail, supporting the back of house team and corporate departments such as Operations, Human Resources and Wholesale.