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.

Is This a Fit for You?

To be eligible, you should:

  • Be 17.5–21 years old
  • Be enrolled in a New York City high school

Steps to Enroll

  1. Meet with a guidance counselor at your current high school to:
    • complete the necessary forms (ask for both the Y1 and Y2 forms)
    • get a copy of your transcript and immunization records
  2. Find a YABC that fits your needs from the list below
  3. Bring your forms, transcript, and records to the YABC between 4–7 PM. Mondays through Thursdays


Please contact the YABC directly by phone. Supervisors are generally available after 1 p.m.

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

718-993-1706 ext. 3543
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

718-543-1000 ext 1024
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

Contact: Carmel Belizare

John F. Kennedy YABC

99 Terrace View Ave
Bronx, NY 10463

718-817-7400 ext 6104
Contact: Doreen Kendall

Walton Campus YABC

2780 Reservoir Ave
Bronx, NY 10468

718-329-7380 ext 3012
Contact: Thomas Lopez

Brooklyn Locations

Abraham Lincoln YABC

2800 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Contact: Neal Reich

Automotive YABC

50 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

718-218-9301 ext 1595
Contact: Michael Pollicino

Boys and Girls YABC

1700 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11213

718-467-1700 ext 3570
Contact: Tito Burrowes

Downtown Brooklyn YABC

105 Johnson St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: DeLinda Mack

Erasmus Campus YABC

911 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-564-2590 ext 29211
Contact: Angela Pugh-Roberson

Franklin D. Roosevelt YABC

5800 20 Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Contact: Michael Ragucci

Franklin K. Lane Campus YABC

999 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11208

718-647-2100 ext 3330
Contact: Rosalie Marks

South Shore Educational Complex YABC

6565 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Contact: Valerie Wauchope

Thomas Jefferson Campus YABC

400 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207

718-922-0762 ext 1302
Contact: Juan Batista

Manhattan Locations

George Washington Campus YABC

549 Audubon Ave
New York, NY 10040

212-927-1841 ext 634
Contact: Samuel Akel

Washington Irving YABC

225 West 24th St
New York, NY 10011

212-674-5000 ext 11491
Contact: Ayorinde Ayetiwa

Queens Locations

Flushing YABC

35-01 Union St
Flushing, NY 11354

718-888-7500 ext 6100
Contact: Ben Petty

High School for Arts and Business YABC

105-25 Horace Harding Expressway
Corona, NY 11368

718-271-8383 ext 302
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

718-668-8800 ext 22081
Contact: Michael Noto

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