ALBANY – New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) met at the Capitol with students from the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) on Tuesday.
The LPP was established in 1988 to address the significant school dropout rate among New York’s youth. The program, funded through a grant by the New York State Education Department, involves colleges and universities, schools, parents, students, community organizations, business & industry and local government agencies as stakeholders.
Students enrolled through both the SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Morrisville campuses were among those in attendance.
“These students, through the help of the Liberty Partnerships Program, are working toward a high school diploma instead of dropping out,” said Seward. “Many will be moving on to college, something they may not have dreamed possible had it not been for the work of those involved in LPP.”