• 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

This class pushed me to be a better student, to ask more questions and even got me reading more.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2019

Now when I think about college, I think I can get through it and graduate.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Spring 2019

This class pushed and helped me get back on track in my studies.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2018

You’ve given me the confidence to go back to college to get my degree in computer science.

Freedom Prep Student Survey, Fall 2018


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

Freedom Prep is generously supported by: