Liberty Partnerships Program

What is Liberty Partnerships Program?

LPP student working on a health care dummy.Funded by the New York State Education Department, the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) offers services to students and families to maximize the successful transition of middle and high school students into graduates who are fully prepared for the rigors of higher education and the competitive demands of the workplace. LPP provides research-based programming and services to students in grades 6th through 12th enrolled in the Schenectady City School District who may be at risk of not graduating.

The SUNY Schenectady LPP partners with community-based organizations, local businesses, and the Schenectady City School District to enhance students’ access to community resources, develop professional networks, and foster leadership and civic engagement.

Who is Eligible?

6th-12th grade students enrolled at Schenectady High School, Mont Pleasant Middle School and Central Park Middle School 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 at school
  • History of family/peers dropping out
  • 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)

LPP students doing a team-building exercise.LPP offers school day and after school services and supports including:

  • Assessments and Personal Learning Planning
  • Academic Assistance
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Counseling and Case Management
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Recreational and Cultural Activities
  • Parental Engagement

For more information or to learn about volunteering/mentoring opportunities, please call 518-381-1364.

Click here to apply to LPP today! (PDF)