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I came to CYD after I got my master’s degree in school counseling at Columbia. I did an intern year at a high school focusing on the college process. I loved it. From there, I found the position at CYD where I’ve been for three years. I’m a college counselor at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS).
Comprehensive Youth Development celebrates the 693 graduates from Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, City-As-School High School, and The High School for Health Professions and Human Services! Students persisted in the face of a school shutdown, the anxiety of a global pandemic, and the launch of a new civil rights movement.
June is traditionally thought of as graduation month, but our two partner transfer schools hold multiple graduation ceremonies throughout the year. Three times a year at Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School in January, June, and August, and four times a year at City-As-School, in January, June, August, and November.
CDI counselors work one-on-one with students to educate them about all their options, and also puts together information sessions for students and parents with speakers from the New York State Financial Aid, and host workshops and presentations all through January and February to boost financial aid awareness.
CDI couldn’t do the work we do without our extensive network of over 250 volunteers!
“Coyotes in New York?” exclaimed Valerie, a MCNDHS student, when Nick and Jess, two NYC Park Rangers showed the students a coyote pelt from Inwood Hill Park.
The Cooper Union Summer STEM Program is a six-week intensive that introduces students to the basics of electrical and mechanical engineering, and design.
For the last fifteen years, CDI has connected students to the lab research assistant internship at The Rockefeller University’s Comparative Bio Science Center.
CDI is ushering in the fall with a wide range of post-secondary options for students! Our annual College and Career Fairs host up to 400 students, parents, and alumni.
CDI is committed to exposing students to a range of options for life after high school. It’s critical that we offer career exposure and preparation in tandem with college preparation services, because a traditional college pathway immediately following high school is not the only or best path for all young people.