The Young Adult Borough Center at John Adams High School received a $100,000 check this week from the city, allocated by Councilman Ruben Wills.
Operated by the city Department of Education and Queens Community House, the program works with young adults, ages 17 to 21, who desire to pursue their high school diploma and develop their career and employment skills. It is one of 23 YABC sites in New York City high schools and caters to students from all over the borough.
The YABC at John Adams High School has courses such as historical literacy, lyrical analysis, auto repair, service learning, yearbook, gardening, ballroom dancing and critical thinking, which can lead to a student receiving three college credits from LaGuardia Community College. Students can also join a technology MOUSE Squad, learn digital literacy and can be placed in a variety of paid internships, attend weekly seminars to learn how to build a resume and gain interview techniques, go on trips to cultural centers, visit colleges and take part in extracurricular activities.
MOUSE also publishes monthly parent and student newsletters.
Accepting the $100,000 here are John Adams High School Principal Daniel Scanlon and Assistant Principal Edita Volovodovskaya.