Young Adult Borough Center2020-08-17T16:08:58-04:00

In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC), located at Tottenville High School, offers students in danger of dropping out a chance to make up their credits and earn a traditional high school diploma by providing them with a rigorous academic program, tutoring, supportive counseling services, career preparation trainings and paid internships. NYCID’s staff at the YABC is dedicated to supporting our students through graduation, helping them to develop the skills and tools needed to succeed both personally and professionally.


To be eligible, you should:

Be 17.5*-21 years old (Students must have completed the school year in which they turn 17. The school year begins July 1st),

Have a minimum of 17 course credits

•   Be in the fifth year (or more) of high school

•   Be enrolled or become enrolled in a NYC high school*

Steps to Enrollment

To register:

Talk to a guidance counselor at your current high school (return to your previous high school if you have been out of school) to:

•   Complete a Y1 form with a guidance counselor

•   Complete a Y2 form with a guidance counselor

•   Obtain a copy of your transcript

•   Obtain your immunization records.

•   Locate a YABC convenient to your home

*Eligible students who are not currently enrolled in a high school must go to a borough enrollment office to be enrolled in a high school.

The YABC also offers students an opportunity to work in professional paid internships, which in some cases can result in elective credit.

YABC students attend class Monday through Thursday from 4 – 8:30 p.m.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday
    12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Pavel Valera, Director
Phone: 347-552-0559

Email: [email protected]

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