Build your academic skills! Prep for exams! Earn gift cards for attendance, achievement, and more!
NeON Scholars provides free tutoring and Regents test prep to young people across NYC. In the spring of 2023, NeON Scholars hosted free in-person Regents preparation classes in each of the seven neighborhoods with NeONs. NeON Scholars also provided city-wide drop-in style tutoring on Zoom, which covered all high-school academic subjects. Participants earned prizes and stipends by demonstrating academic improvement and strong attendance.
In the words of one NeON Scholars participant:
"I felt incredibly welcomed and supported from the very beginning, and [NeON Scholars] has made a huge difference in my growth as a student...The teacher provided me with valuable guidance and feedback, and I was able to learn and grow so much as a result of her patient instruction. Thanks to her and everyone else, I passed my regents exam!"
NeON Scholars is open to young adults in high school and GED programs. Priority will be given to people living or going to school in neighborhoods with NeONs or young adults on probation.
NeONs are located in Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, East New York, Far Rockaway, Harlem, Jamaica, Northern Staten Island, and the South Bronx.
For more info, and to be contacted about future NeON Scholars programming, contact the Program Coordinator HERE