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Living for the Young Family Through Education (LYFE) | NYC Department of Education/District 79

1. How it Works

LYFE empowers parents in continuing, or reconnecting to, a high school or post-secondary programs. It offers comprehensive resources and advocacy aligned to your goals, while providing high-quality early childhood education to your children. LYFE also serves families who are not students but have children who are age-eligible for a 3K classroom.

  • Services are free to all eligible families.
  • Helps student parents graduate from high school, complete high school equivalency, and beyond while parenting.
  • LYFE sites are located at over 30 locations throughout the five boroughs.
  • LYFE is a NYC Department of Education program, with certified teachers, trained paraprofessionals, and licensed social workers at each site.
  • LYFE values parents as the leaders of their families and as partners within the LYFE community.

2. Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible for LYFE if you answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you enrolled in or eligible to enroll in NYC Department of Education school or program?
  • Is your child between 6 weeks and 4 years old?
  • Is your child is born 2018 or later?

Parents, who are not enrolled in a high-school or post-secondary program, with age-eligible three-year-old children can join the LYFE community by applying for LYFE’s 3K Program.

Contact LYFE for additional details, including eligibility and locations.

3. What you need to include

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the Living for the Young Family through Education website for more information.

Send enrollment questions via the Enrollment Inquiry Form and a staff member will contact you

Email LYFE

Email LYFE at

Call 311

Ask about the Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) program.

Call the office

Call LYFE Central Office 212-609–8520 to speak with a representative.

Visit Central Office

Contact LYFE’s Central Office with any questions about LYFE.

Last Updated Thursday, August 19th, 1:45pm

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