• 30%
    earned dual credit
    (HS and College)
  • 40%
    enrolled in CUNY or SUNY
  • 45%
    continued on to finish HS or get their HSE
  • 3.3 (B+)
    average GPA for Freedom Prep’s course

While many reentry programs emphasize strategies to reduce recidivism, research indicates that the most effective interventions are those that help build youth’s academic, behavioral, social, and vocational skills. Important outcomes from Freedom Prep’s curriculum, in addition to reading, writing, and critical thinking, include:


Student Testimonials

I’ve found it much easier to write essays especially back to back and to have less doubt in my writing. I also feel like my ability to sit still and read a book has improved drastically.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2021

With Freedom Prep I was able to better take what I read in and dig deeper into the meanings of each phrase or sentence to understand the author or main character better.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2021

Freedom Prep has showed me how much I miss learning new things and gathering knowledge to better myself.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2021

I thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to continue my education. For years, I had felt like there was this void inside only to find out it was intake of knowledge and social connection, even though I regularly read books that teach me new things and I live in a house filled with people. I valued my time in class and I am very eager to take part in a college and experience new things and people.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2021


Administration for Children’s Services

Artistic Noise

Avenues for Justice

Bronx Defenders

Brooklyn Justice Initiative


Center for Employment Opportunities

Center for Justice Columbia University

Center for Supportive Schools

Children’s Arts and Science Workshops

College Now/LaGuardia Community College

Columbia Justice in Education Initiative

Common Justice

Drama Club

Exalt Youth

Exodus Transitional Community

Federal Defenders of New York

Fortune Society

Friends of Island Academy

Future Now at Bronx Community College

Girl Vow

Getting Out and Staying Out


Hour Children/Hour Working Women

Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Judith S. Kaye High School

Literacy Zone at LaGuardia Community College

Move Up

NYC Center for Youth Employment

NYC Department of Probation

NYC Department of Education District 79/Passages Academy

Queens Supervised Release Program

Recess Art

The Legal Aid Society

The Osborne Association

Young New Yorkers

Youth represent

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