College Directions (CDP) 23-24

Starts: Sep 01, 2023,    Ends: Jun 30, 2024

Due to Covid-19 the College Directions Program has shifted to a mix of in person and virtual services.  For more information please see our comprehensive guide HERE: Covid Protocols

Our College Directions program prepares youth through individual college counseling, coaching, and guidance on their transition to college through to their freshman year and beyond. 90% of our young men and women are accepted into college and 75% of them are the first generation in their families to go to college. Our Youth Council allows youth a voice and choice over program decisions about rules, activities and events. Projects such as Reading Buddies, Peer Mediation, Best Buddies and Helping Hands, assists youth in developing skills in active listening, public speaking, and mentoring with same age and younger peers who are typically developing or have special needs. The KHCC Teen Program and College Directions offer pilot programs at Bronx Theatre High School and ELLIS Preparatory Academy on the nearby JFK campus. Summer bridge trips and activities are typically offered at center and school based locations to cohorts of intensively involved youth.

Enrolled CDP students can participate in the following program services:

  • College Access workshops
  • College Success workshops
  • College Trips
  • College & Career events
  • Individual college advising
  • SAT preparation
  • Youth internships
  • All Teen Program offerings

Registration is required to participate in CDP!

Our students go on to enroll into the following institutions of higher education:

  • CUNYs
  • SUNYs
  • Private Colleges in New York State
  • Private Colleges out of New York State

We are constantly holding workshops and events at KHCC. In accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines workshops are done in a hybrid model of in person and remote.

Take a look at our Facebook page to get the latest updates.

Are you a High School Junior that needs SAT Prep?

We offer a FREE SAT Prep course to High School Seniors and High School Juniors that would like to prepare for the May or June SAT. The SAT Prep course meets 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday evening. There will be four mandatory practice exams scheduled on Saturdays.

*Space is limited on a first come, first served basis. *

How to Apply:

  • Complete a Junior application .
  • Submit cash deposit
  • Complete KHCC registration forms before 1st practice exam

More info, email Derwin Greene or Marlene Delgado at 718-884-0700 ext. 168


Want to volunteer? The College Directions Program needs dedicated volunteer tutors! Join us!

Contact People

Chanel Pozo
College Directions Coordinator
Evelyn Williams
College Counselor
Carla Medina
ISLA College Counselor
Marlene Delgado
College Directions Program Director
Derwin Greene
Teen Center Social Worker