LPP | About Us


The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established in 1988 under Section 612, Subdivision 6 of the Education Law to address the significant dropout rate among New York’s youth.

The Liberty Partnerships Program is included in the New York State Education Department’s Statewide Plan for Higher Education as part of its strategy to maximize the successful transition of middle and high school students, who are at-risk of dropping out of school, into graduates who are fully prepared for the rigors of higher education and the competitive demands of the workplace.

Through our Institutions of Higher Education, the Liberty Partnerships Programs offer strong school and community partnerships that deliver research-based programming to students enrolled in public and non-public schools that are identified as having a high risk of students dropping out of school.

As leaders in the educational community, our proven effective strategies treat students as active participants in their own learning and align with New York State Learning Standards, Common Core State Standard Initiative and other varied research-based programming resources that offer students multiple ways to master core skills for high school graduation, prepared for post secondary education and the workforce.

Program Overview

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established in 1988. As part of the State Education Law, the program is designed to address and reduce school dropout among New York State’s youth.

The legislation for LPP states, “the failure of many young New Yorkers to complete their secondary education limits their opportunity for a life of fulfillment, prevents them from advancing into postsecondary education and hinders the State’s efforts to provide a well-trained workforce for business and industry in New York.

In the 2016-2017 program year, LPP completed its 28th year of serving the youth of New York State. Currently, there are 41 LPP sites housed in colleges and universities across the state.

Click here to for 16-17 Year-end Report Synopsis