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:
This class pushed me to be a better student, to ask more questions and even got me reading more.
Now when I think about college, I think I can get through it and graduate.
This class pushed and helped me get back on track in my studies.
You’ve given me the confidence to go back to college to get my degree in computer science.
Administration for Children’s Services
Avenues for Justice
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
Exodus Transitional Community
Federal Defenders of New York
Friends of Island Academy
Future Now at Bronx Community College
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
NYC Center for Youth Employment
NYC Department of Probation
NYC Department of Education District 79/Passages Academy
Queens Supervised Release Program
The Legal Aid Society
The Osborne Association
Young New Yorkers
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