The Institutional Facilities program is a supplemental instructional program that provides after-school educational opportunities and experiences for approximately 2000 students who reside in 130 group homes, diagnostic centers and institutions throughout New York City.
This federally funded Title I Neglected and Delinquent Program is designed to help youngsters develop academic, transitional and social skills, which will enable them to become productive citizens in a multi-cultural society. Students participating in this supplemental program meet with specially trained teachers, guidance counselors and computer specialists, after school, twice a week for a total of 150 hours of instruction annually. Achievement goals are set for each student and carefully monitored monthly by the teacher. Field supervisors provide instructional support for the teachers, upgrade the technology program and function as liaisons with the Agencies. Instruction takes place both in formal and informal settings utilizing classrooms, libraries and seating areas at the youngsters’ residence.
The Institutional Facilities Program is under the jurisdiction of the Office of Funded Programs and supervised and evaluated by the Superintendent of Citywide Programs, and the New York State Department of Education.