Young Adult Borough Centers

Young Adult Borough Center group at climbing wallYoung Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) are afternoon and evening programs designed to meet the educational needs of high school students who are behind in credit or have adult responsibilities that make it hard to attend school during the day. Students attend YABCs part-time in the afternoon or evening to earn a high school diploma.

Students graduate with a diploma from their home school after they have earned all their credits and passed all the required exams while attending the YABC. All YABCs are managed by District 79 and supported by the Learning to Work program, which offers paid internships, student support services, in-depth job readiness, and college and career exploration activities.

In addition, YABCs also offer a robust Shared Instruction evening program to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in an NYC high school.

Is This a Fit for You?

To be eligible as a full-time student, you should:

  • On or before July 1st of each school year
  • Be enrolled in a New York City high school
  • Have completed Y1 and Y2 forms (completed by guidance counselor)

To be eligible for Shared Instruction or complete NX courses, you should: 

  • Be any age
  • Be enrolled in a New York City high school
  • Have a parent consent
  • Have a completed S1 and S2 form (completed by guidance counselor)

Steps to Enroll

  1. Speak with a guidance counselor at your current high school to complete the necessary forms (ask for both the Y1 and Y2 forms or S1 and S2 forms)
  2. Find a YABC that fits your needs from the list below
  3. Your guidance counselor should submit the forms directly to the YABC.


Please contact the YABC supervisor directly by email.

Bronx Locations

Adlai Stevenson Campus YABC

1980 Lafayette Ave.
Bronx, NY 10473

Contact: Donna Reid

Alfred E. Smith Campus YABC

333 E. 151 St.
Bronx, NY 10451

Contact: Arleen Milton

Christopher Columbus Campus YABC

925 Astor Ave.
Bronx, NY 10469

Contact: Jose Jimenez

Dewitt Clinton YABC

100 West Mosholu Pkwy
South Bronx, NY 10488

Contact: Veronica Jackson

Herbert Lehman YABC

3000 E. Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461

Contact: Martin Smallhorne

James Monroe Educational Campus YABC

1300 Boynton Ave
Bronx, NY 10472

Thomas Lopez (718) 860-8287

John F. Kennedy YABC

99 Terrace View Ave
Bronx, NY 10463

Contact: Doreen Kendall

Walton Campus YABC

2780 Reservoir Ave
Bronx, NY 10468

Eric Burnside 718-329-7380 x3012

Brooklyn Locations

Abraham Lincoln YABC

2800 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Contact: Neal Reich

Boys and Girls YABC

1700 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Contact: Horacio (Tito) Burrowes

Downtown Brooklyn YABC

105 Johnson St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: Jennifer Huguley

Franklin D. Roosevelt YABC

5800 20 Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Contact: Michael Ragucci

Franklin K. Lane Campus YABC

999 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Contact: Rosalie Marks

Prospect Heights HS YABC

883 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Dorothea Dalton 718-773-7765 

South Shore Educational Complex YABC

6565 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Contact: Stephanie Samuel (718) 922-0762 x132

Thomas Jefferson Campus YABC

400 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Stephanie Samuel (718) 922-0762 x132

Manhattan Locations

George Washington Campus YABC

549 Audubon Ave
New York, NY 10040

Contact: Samuel Akel

Washington Irving YABC

225 West 24th St
New York, NY 10011

Contact: Ayorinde Ayetiwa

Queens Locations

Flushing YABC

35-01 Union St
Flushing, NY 11354

Grover Cleveland HS YABC

21-27 Himrod St
Queens, NY 11385

Contact: Michael Pollicino

High School for Arts and Business YABC

105-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Corona, NY 11368

Contact: Dahlia Benaissa

John Adams YABC

101-01 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11417

Contact: John Mazzocchi

Staten Island Locations

Staten Island YABC

100 Luten Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312

Contact: Michael Noto