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Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program

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The Out-of-School Youth Program (OSY) is a year-long program for low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. OSY provides services to help youth upgrade their job skills and find permanent work.

Funded through the federal WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the program offers occupational skills training in many industries, including construction, food service, tourism, healthcare, and retail, as well as assistance with job and college placement, GED preparation and support services. Participants also receive 12 months of follow-up services after completing the program.

OSY programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.

Enrollment Dates

  • Enrollment is ongoing – Some providers operate in cycles. Please check with your local program.

Program Requirements

  • Age 16 - 24
  • Not attending school nor working.
  • Meet certain income eligibility criteria.
  • Must reside in any of the five boroughs of New York City.

Additional Information

  • Job Training
  • Placement Assistance
  • Counseling & Supportive Services
  • Career Planning

*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.