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Liberty Partnerships Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established in 1988 under Section 612, Subdivision 6 of the Education Law to address the significant dropout rate among New York’s youth.

The legislation states, “The failure of many young New Yorkers to complete their secondary education limits their opportunity for a life of fulfillment, prevents them from advancing into postsecondary education and hinders the State’s efforts to provide a well-trained workforce for business and industry in New York.”

LPP is a state funded program whose mission is to support New York State middle and high school students so they can graduate from high school and continue on to higher education and/or meaningful employment. This statewide initiative is a collaboration among institutions of higher education, urban, rural, and suburban school districts, and their communities.  The Liberty Partnerships Program is charged to work with students who may be at risk and or under-prepared for college and/or a career.  The services provided are expected to raise the achievement levels of all student participants and significantly reduce achievement gaps.  There are currently about forty colleges and universities across New York State that are helping students within the LPP framework.

Syracuse University LPP provides opportunities to qualifying Syracuse City School District students in grades 6 - 12, offering basic and advanced skills development through tutorial services, career and college exploration activities, and a variety of support and enrichment experiences for students and their families.

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For additional information, please contact:

Deborah Meyer, Director
200 Huntington Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
ph: 315-443-5181
fax: 315-443-9878