Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP)

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is a partnership with the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who lack the reading, writing and/or math skills needed to enroll in a General Educational Development (GED) Tests Preparation Program.

Participants receive pre-GED basic skills training along with full support services. Students with an 80% average attendance rate may also participate in the paid internship component of the program. Services are currently provided by 8 community-based organizations and 9 public library program sites run by the City’s three public library systems.

Programs may offer Metro Cards and other small incentives to encourage and reward regular attendance and participation.