Who Can Participate?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must be 16-24 years old.
  • Recommended by a partner community-based organization
    • If you are not already connected, contact us and we will connect you!
  • Express a strong interest in attending college.
  • Enrolled in a high school or completing a high school equivalency (HSE) program OR alternatively, have earned a high school diploma or HSE diploma.
  • Students cannot currently be enrolled in a college but are still eligible if they have attended college in the past.
  • Court Involvement can be past or current.  Students do not have to have an open case to be eligible.


Students will earn 3 college credits from LaGuardia Community College transferable to CUNY institutions, SUNY, and most private colleges.

The course is part of CUNY’s Flexible Core classes and is being offered through the College Now program.

All books and supplies needed for class are provided for free. CUNY currently does not provide MetroCards.

Students will receive details about time and location options when they register.

Students in the course are non-matriculating. They will still have to apply if they decide to go full or part-time to a CUNY college in the future.