Liberty Partnership Program

Schenectady County Community College’s Liberty Partnerships Program (SCCC-LPP) is a drop-out prevention program for at-risk students in grades 6th-12th attending Schenectady City schools. Funded by the New York State Department of Education, supports are designed to improve students’ ability to graduate from high school and enter postsecondary education or the workforce. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • 6th-12th grader enrolled in the Schenectady City School District
  • Identified as at-risk for one or more of the following reasons:
    • Unsatisfactory academic performance
    • Inconsistent school attendance or truancy
    • History of behavior/discipline problems
    • History of family/peers dropping out of school
    • Negative change in family circumstances
    • History of child abuse or neglect
    • Homelessness; residence in a shelter or foster care
    • History of substance abuse
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Teenage pregnancy and/or parenting
    • Negative peer pressure, and/or
    • Other documented factor(s)

Click here to apply to LPP today!

Afterschool programming is currently offered at the following locations:

Schenectady High School - Mondays and Tuesdays at SHS / Wednesdays and Thursdays at SCCC

Central Park International Magnet School - Mondays and Wednesdays at Central Park

Mont Pleasant Middle School - Tuesdays and Thursdays at Schenectady YMCA

LPP students watching an experiment on a circuit board.

The Program offers services in the following areas:

Student Development

  • coping strategies, problem solving, critical thinking and listening skills
  • responsible school attendance and participation
  • leadership skills training
  • respect for diversity

Academic Skills Improvement (Afterschool Mon-Thurs)

  • homework assistance
  • tutoring in such subjects as Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Languages
  • computer literacy instruction
  • research, test-taking and study skills instruction

Cultural Enrichment

  • wellness and lifestyle management
  • trips to museums, theaters and other recreational and cultural centers
  • presentations by community leaders


  • academic
  • college and career
  • financial aid
  • personal and family

Support Services

  • awards and recognition
  • values clarification
  • job-readiness and work maturity
  • career planning
  • college visitations
  • student/family outreach and support