Liberty LEADS at Bank Street College is a New York City–based dropout prevention and college access program that has served more than 1,500 students between 5th and 12th grade since 1989. Founded to empower underrepresented youth, our program makes an impact in the lives of students every day by helping them attain higher education, embrace leadership engagement, and create a positive future for themselves and others.
At a Glance
96%Of Our Students Are Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Meals
68%Of Students Come from Households Where English Is Not the Main Language Spoken
94%Students Were Admitted and Started College
100%Students Have Graduated from High School on Time
History of Liberty LEADS
In 2005, these two programs merged and Liberty LEADS was born. Today, we are able to support all types of learners through a holistic approach implemented in a strong, supportive environment.