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High school equivalency prep, job training, and paid internships (age 16-24)

Advance & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Services Provided Help finding a job, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Eligibility Young adults, People with disabilities

Schedule 6 months or more, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 16, 2022

Youth gain reading and math skills for the high school equivalency tests and get job services.

Advance & Earn is a training and employment program for youth ages 16–24. The program offers high school equivalency (HSE or GED) test prep, job training, credentials and certifications, and paid internships. Youth who have their HSE or are on their way to earning it can get advanced training in healthcare, technology, culinary arts, construction and human services.

Who it's for Who it's for

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  • Are age 16-24
  • Live in one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • Are not working or in school right now
  • Are willing to commit six months to the program
  • Can work legally in New York City

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The schedule for each part of the program varies by provider. Please contact the provider of your choice from the Advance & Earn provider list for more information

Next Steps

To participate, contact a provider. See the list of Advance & Earn providers and their contact information.

Not sure which provider to choose? Complete a participant interest form, and DYCD staff will connect you to the right provider.