Young Adult Literacy Program

Academic Support Teen Young Adult

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is a free program that helps youth ages 16-24 who struggle with reading, writing, and math prepare for high school equivalency (HSE) classes. Participants can attend pre-HSE classes and get support at eight community-based organizations (CBOs) and eight public libraries in NYC.


  • Cost: Free.
  • Who: Youth who are 16 – 24 years old who struggle with reading, writing, and math are eligible for this program. Youth must not be working or not in school to participate.
  • When: Days and times vary depending on the provider.
  • Location: Multiple locations; see “How to Enroll” below for how to find a location near you.

How to Enroll

Find a program near you by searching “Young Adult Literacy Program” on Discover DYCD. To enroll, contact the program of your choice directly.