FREE is set to launch a tuition-free alternative day high school to serve up to 40 students ages 14-21 who face issues such as trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, and emotional or physical disabilities. Many of the students will have been involved with the juvenile justice, social service, or child welfare system.
Offers students ages 13 to 18 who have been identified as needing academic support in the Wyandanch School District a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, and age-appropriate activities in a safe environment.
FREE partners with foster care agencies and local school districts to provide current and former foster care youth and other identified high school students with experiential work-based knowledge through classroom learning and internship placement. This is a credited course co-taught with a Career Technology Educator to build vocational skills through work-readiness training, career exploration, culminating with an internship at one of FREE’s facilities.
Adelante, a FREE affiliate, offers after-school tutoring, computer skills training, ESL, career counseling, and youth leadership training to families in Central Islip and Brentwood, with the goal of developing active leaders in the community.
FREE is a certified provider of the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preparation course, a state-of-the-art, affordable national high school equivalency assessment that covers five subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
FREE works with local school districts as peer mentors to students interested in theater experiences. We provide role play scenarios, socialization and performance opportunities, and expressive communication experiences. The program occurs during the school day in collaboration with Career Technical Education (CTE) educators.