Liberty Partnerships Program

Program History
Services for High School Students
Services for Parents
How to Sign Up
Contact Information

Program Brochure

The program provides academic and personal support services to at-risk youth in grades 7-12 in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). LPP offers academic enrichment, tutoring, college and career exploration, life skills strategies, counseling, community service opportunities, social and cultural experiences, as well as activities for parents.

LPP recruits from six RCSD target schools. A part-time on-site advisor is assigned to each target school to provide case management and academic support. After-school tutoring is held at the Damon City Campus – the downtown campus of Monroe Community College.

Contact information

Liberty Partnerships Program
Monroe Community College
Damon City Campus
Susan Gunther – Program Director
228 Main Street East
Rochester, New York 14604
Telephone: (585) 262-1690
Fax: (585) 262-1680
E-mail: sgunther@monroecc.edu

What can LPP do for you as a high school student?

Academic Enrichment Services

  • After-school tutoring
  • Academic support services provided by on-site advisors
  • Study skills and test-taking workshops
  • Access to computers for homework and research projects

College and Career Exploration

  • College tours
  • College preparation workshops presented by MCC Admissions Personnel
  • Speakers’ Bureau to highlight various professions and occupations
  • Career exploration workshops
  • Career shadowing opportunities at area businesses and organizations

Life Skills Strategies

  • Workshops presented by community-based organizations
  • Job-readiness skills training
  • Time management and organizational skills seminars
  • Conflict resolution and anger management workshops
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens curriculum

Social and Cultural Experiences

  • Field trips to museums, theater performances, and athletic events
  • Tours to local historical sites including the Riverwalk Underground Railroad, Susan B. Anthony House, Mt. Hope Cemetery and the George Eastman House
  • Recreational activities including ice skating, movie days, scavenger hunts and game days

Community Service Opportunities

  • Volunteer experiences at local sites including FoodLink, Open Door Mission, Maplewood Park and LifeSpan

LPP services for parents

  • Open House and tours of MCC’s Damon City Campus
  • Workshops on educational advocacy, credit counseling and parental empowerment
  • Social and cultural opportunities

History of the program

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was started in 1988 by the New York State Department of Education to reduce the high school dropout rate. We are one of many partnerships affiliated with colleges and universities serving students throughout New York State. Our vision is to ensure that LPP students graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education and the workforce as highly competent adults

Partners include:

Monroe Community College is the lead agency of the consortium of businesses, colleges and community based organizations that support the Liberty Partnerships Program.

  • Action for a Better Community
  • American Red Cross
  • Center for Dispute Settlement
  • City of Rochester
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Family Learning Center (RCSD)
  • M & T Bank
  • Nazareth College
  • Parent Action Center (RCSD)
  • PRIS2M
  • Rochester City School District
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
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