The Young Adult Learning Academy (YALA) established by the Office of the Mayor of New York City serves dropouts aged 16 to 24 years of age who read below the eighth-grade level. Fourteen independent agencies recruit the students and provide services that include counseling, work maturity training, and job placement. During fiscal year 1990, YALA served 1,150 students.
Describes the Young Adult Learning Academy in New York (New York), a collaborative offering educational services to dropouts between 16 and 24 years old whose low reading levels make them ineligible for adult education programs. Emphasizes cooperation, staffing, and development of the instructional program. (FMW)Author: Peter Kleinbard.
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Mar 27, 2004 · The curriculum in use at the Young Adult Learning Academy has grown and been refined through six terms of classroom application and thoughtful revision. Written collaboratively by the YALA faculty, the curriculum was first drafted in 1986 with the assistance of the Basic Skills Academy. The 1989-90 edition has been expanded and re-organized.