Liberty Partnerships Program
What is the Liberty Partnership Program (LPP)?
- Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) is a New York State Education Department funded program established in 1988 to address the state's significant high school dropout rate.
- Principals, guidance counselors, and parents recommend young people who would benefit from the program. Some students are referred due to poor academic performance and low attendance rates, but other factors may include family circumstances or negative peer pressure.
What does LPP at RCC do?
- Serving 208 middle & high school students in the East Ramapo, North Rockland, and Nyack school districts.
- Providing case management, academic advising, leadership development, cultural enrichment, summer programs, and events for parents.
- Data from our 2013 – 2014 program evaluation revealed that 94% of LPP students in grades 5 through 11 advanced to the next grade level. Of high school seniors, 90% (1,830 students) graduated. Of these graduating seniors, 77% plan to attend college.
- Achieve a 95% or higher graduation rate among eligible LPP seniors.
- Ensure that 95% or more of eligible LPP seniors have processes in place to transition to post secondary education and/or a career path.
- Provide professional/career development opportunities, enhance communication & computer skills, facilitate team building, and participate in community service projects.