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Age 16-22
Cost Free
Program type After School
Contact us Options@Goddard.Org
Deadline Rolling


Goddard Riverside Community Center works every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families.


Goddard Riverside's Options Center supports New Yorkers with getting into, paying for, and graduating from college or skill-specific certificate programs. We specialize in working with low-income and first-generation students, who often face the largest barriers to accessing and completing college.

Options provides:
One-to-one advising starting with a focus on college and other post-secondary choices
Support and counseling for students through graduation with regular check-ins and degree audits
Support on obtaining financial aid and paying for college
College trips, recruiter visits, workshop series and other resources
Campus visits and regular check-ins
Need-based fee waivers, supplies, and grants to pay for transportation, textbooks and more based on need
Assistance with college transfers and re-enrollment

More than 7,000 youth and adults have gone to college with the help of the Options Center. 500 students are currently being supported by Options in college. Our vision is that all young people will have meaningful opportunities and the support they need to earn quality post-secondary degrees.


Juniors And Seniors At Nyc Public/Parochial High Schools. Young Adults And Adults With A High School Diploma Or Tasc/Ged.