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Good Shepherd Services’ LifeLink program provides young people with the support they need to make a successful transition from high school to college at City University of New York (CUNY) schools.
LifeLink helps current high school students, GED students, and Young Adult Borough Center participants of Good Shepherd Services’ programs, as well as recent high school graduates who plan to attend CUNY schools, to stay in college and overcome any roadblocks in their way to both a degree and a more promising future. Our staff provides strong personal support services to current students, enabling them to anchor themselves firmly within the college community. We help students navigate the application and registration process to successfully enter college.
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The LifeLink Bridge is the first phase of the Lifelink program, where our staff prepare students for the CUNY placement test. The Bridge program is an intensive six-week curriculum that focuses on getting students up-to-speed on testing skills.
LifeLink also provides a retention program which includes comprehensive college support services for CUNY students. Staff provide academic advisement, counseling and general support and community meetings, in which students and staff meet to discuss issues relevant to students’ academic or personal lives. Students also have an opportunity to socialize, de-stress, and develop a strong network of peer support.