Pre-high school equivalency (HSE) prep

Advance & Earn | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

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Advance & Earn is a training and employment program for youth ages 16 – 24. It can help you think about your long-term career and education goals and create a plan to achieve them. The program offers high school equivalency (HSE) test prep, job training, credentials and certifications, and paid internships.

Am I Eligible?

Youth ages 16 – 24 years old who are not working or in school can participate.

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You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website.
  2. Type “Advance & Earn” into the “Keyword Search” box
  3. Find programs in your area by entering your zip code, neighborhood, or borough, and clicking “Search”

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