Train & Earn
Train & Earn (formerly the Out-of-School Youth Program) is a career pathways program that provides comprehensive job training and employment services, along with support services needed by participants to find a permanent job, obtain their high school equivalency if applicable, and access postsecondary education and training. Train & Earn is for youth and young adults aged 16–24, who are not working and not in school, and meet certain eligibility requirements.
- Enrollment is ongoing – some providers operate in cycles. Please check with your local program.
- Age 16 - 24
- Not attending school
- Must meet income and other eligibility criteria
- Must be a New York City resident
- Must be able to work lawfully in the United States to participate in paid work experiences
- For more information, call DYCD Community Connect at 1-800-246-4646.
TRAIN & EARN ELIGIBILITY
Train & Earn providers assist applicants in determining eligibility for their programs.
A. 16-24 years old at eligibility determination, and
B. Not attending or enrolled in secondary or for-credit postsecondary school at eligibility determination and
C. At least one of the following apply:
- School Dropout; or
- Youth who (a) received HS Diploma/equivalent and (b) is low-income and (c) is Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills or is an English language learner; or
- Required to attend school but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year’s calendar quarter’; or
- Homeless or Runaway: or
- In foster care or aged out of foster care; or
- Pregnant/Parenting; or
- Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system; or
- Has a disability; or
- Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment (must also meet low-income definition)
Low Income Definition
A. Family income at or below 100% of poverty line or 70% lower living standard or
B. Meets one of the following criteria
- Customer receives or is a member of a family that receives (currently or in the past six months) one of the following: TANF, SNAP, SSI, or other public assistance; or
- Foster Child; or
- Homeless; or
- Not attending School but NOT a Dropout
- Youth Parent
- Lives in a high poverty census tract.
Work Status: Authorized to work in U.S.
Selective Service: If male, Selective Registration
Click here to access a list of Train & Earn providers
*The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.