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Academic Enrichment Program


The W.O.R.K. program is an after school program for High School students who are currently enrolled in a traditional high school.

The main purpose of the program is to help students remain in school and gain their high school diploma.

Instruction is provided Monday thru Friday from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All students must attend a minimum of 5 hours of instruction per week. In addition to developing and enhancing their academic ability/aptitude, students will be paid $3.00 an hour, 5 hours per week from December - June. Those students who successfully complete the program receive automatic placement in our summer youth employment program.

Program activities include:

1. Academic Enrichment Classes
2. Tutoring
3. Individual Counseling
4. Mentoring
5. Leadership Retreat
6. Computer Assisted Instruction
7. Work Readiness/Career Development
8. Paid Summer Work Experience

Academic enrichment will be provided in: reading, writing, ESL, regents preparation, mathematics, study skills, media, art, theater and photography based on needs identified in the assessment process.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 14-18 years old
  • U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Low income or public assistance recipient
  • In school ( not a high school drop out)
  • Registered for selective service (males 18)

Income Guidelines:

Fam 1      $8,590 Fam 7      34,990
Fam 2      13,070 Fam 8      39,420
Fam 3      17,940 Fam 9      43,850
Fam 4      22,140 Fam 10    48,280
Fam 5      26,130 Fam 11    52,710
Fam 6      30.560 Fam 12    57,140

Documentation Requirements:

Copy of Proof of Age:
Birth Certificates or
Alien Registration Card or
Voter Registration Card or
Medicaid Card or
Last Years SYEP ID Card
Selective Service Card (If 18 years of age)

Proof of BOE-recognized school enrollment:
Current program card or
Letter on letterhead from school administration

Proof of NYC residency:
Utility Bill with Name and Address or
Official Government letter to address or
Current leases

Proof of documented citizenship/alien status:
U.S. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport or
U.S. Alien Registration Card

*Proof of Income (For each employed person, only one of the following items are required):
Two consecutively dated pay stubs (Must include year, gross and name of payee) or
2000 W-2 and one current paystub or
Dated Pension Award Letter or
Proof of Unemployment Benefits

Verification of Family Size:
You must submit a copy of the social security card or birth certificate for each family member in the household

*Public Assistance (Proof of Public Assistance):
Medicaid Card and S.S.I. Proof (Letter from S.S.) or
Food Stamp Voucher or
Official Dated correspondence verifying Public Assistance

*Provide documentation for one item under either Proof of Income or Public Assistance, but not both.


Workforce Education Center
Youth Programs Division
Room C314, LaGuardia Community College
Phone: 718-482-5340 Fax: 718-609-2071