Agency Based Teen Programs

Young Women Tech Leaders
Young Women Tech Leaders is a technology training initiative for young women in High School, ages 16+. Participants are trained in computer programming and coding, utilizing the "Girls Who Code" curriculum. Students will also attend events with female professionals in the technology industry and will have the chance to sign up for individual mentoring with these women. In the summer, students will be set up with exciting, paid internship opportunities in technology or related fields. The programming class meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pmstarting in October. A college session will be held at Baruch College for students participating in the CUNY Hillel Career Connect program. For more information about Young Women Tech Leaders please contact Karen Klein, Director of Career Development, at 718.268.5011 ext 170 or



Central Queens Y is dedicated to helping out-of-school youth, ages 16 to 24, develop their educational and vocational goals.  With a number of different programs and services available, participants are able to realize their potential and transform their future.  For more information regarding the program that best fits your needs, contact Brynn McCormick,  Out-of-School Youth Program Manager, at 718-268-5011 ext 161 or

Pre-High School Education Program
The HSE Achievement program provides free preparation classes for out-of-school young adults ages 16 to 24 who are looking to prepare for the new GED exam (TASC).  Pre-HSE classes will prepare young adults through strong educational instruction that is aligned with the Common Core standards.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to gain work readiness skills, attend workshops, be eligible for an internship component and receive strong supportive services through case management, and individual and group counseling. This program is made possible by a grant from NYC's Department of Youth and Community Development.  Starts on Monday, October 5.  For information contact Chasity Johnson, Recruitment & Intake Specialist,718.268.5011 ext 163 or cjohnson@cqy.orgClick here for a printable flyer!

E.V.E. Program: Educational & Vocational Excellence

This program is committed to partnering with young adults ages 16–24 to help them build a more productive future.  Educational, work-readiness, and vocational trainings culminate in placements. All program participants will have the opportunity to become a certified in any of the following vocational trainings:  Medical Billing, EKG, Phlebotomy, Home Health Aide or Pharmacy Technician, as well as pursue advanced college goals. Through generous funding provided by NYC's Department of Youth & Community Development, qualified participants can redefine their lives. For information contact Chasity Johnson, Recruitment & Intake Specialist,718.268.5011 ext 163 or For a printable flyer with additional information, please click here.  

T.A.S.C. Classes (Formerly GED)
Test Assessing Secondary Completion classes are now being offered at the CQY.  If you want a second chance to move beyond high school and earn your equivalency diploma, this is a great opportunity.  With small class sizes and personalized attention, you will feel confident when it comes time to take the exam. Detailed information about the five major subjects of Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies & Science will be reviewed throughout the course, and homework assignments will reinforce material learned in class.  Starts on Monday, October 5.  For information contact Chasity Johnson, Recruitment & Intake Specialist, 718.268.5011 ext 163 or Click here for a printable flyer!

Community Service
No matter what your interests may be, Central Queens Y offers a rewarding community service experience.  If you enjoy working with children, want to get involved in a greening project, are interested in sports, music, reading or the arts and want to make a difference in and around your community, this is the program for you!  Short and long term opportunities are available for Middle and High School age students.  Community service credits are given upon completion of the program.  For details, call 718.268.5011 ext 111 or, to complete an online Volunteer Application, please click here!


C.L.A.S.S.P.—Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations
Participants are hand selected to learn and work in programs serving youth with disabilities.  They also have the opportunity to take classes for college credit at Long Island University–C.W. Post campus.


Current college students are hand selected to learn and work in programs serving children with special needs, while taking a class for college credit at Long Island University–C.W. Post.

For more information or to register for this program, please contact Charlotte Barrett, LMSW, Program Coordinator, at ext 165 or This program is made possible by a grant from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.


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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750

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