The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established statewide in 1988 under Section 612, Subdivision 6 of the Education Law to address the significant school dropout rate among New York’s youth.
Since then, LPP has been included in the New York State Education Department’s Statewide Plan for Higher Education as part of its strategy to maximize the successful transition of middle and high school students who are considering dropping out of school to higher education and the competitive demands of today’s job market.
The SUNY Sullivan Brighter Futures LPP program is contracted to serve 225 students in middle and high school from the Fallsburg, Liberty, Monticello and Sullivan County BOCES School Districts.
SUNY Sullivan Brighter Futures LPP partners with the following community-based organizations: SALT (Sullivan Agencies Leading Together), Catholic Charities, Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development, Bethel-on-Main, and My Brother’s Keeper. All partners combine resources to increase high school graduation rates and promote college & career readiness; factors and red flags that signal a student’s chance of not completing high school are addressed.
LPP staff works together to evaluate students, prepare individual learning plans (PLPs), organize students into appropriate tutoring and mentoring cohorts, and refer students who are experiencing academic or personal/emotional crisis to agencies that specialize in recovery and intervention.
Civic responsibility, leadership skills, and volunteerism are also highlighted. Additionally, students participate in service learning projects that improve their communities.
Mentoring, tutoring, study skills classes, field trips, admissions & financial aid workshops, college level classes, and a summer on-campus program are provided through the LPP program.
Brighter Futures LPP Schedule
Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School:
Daytime Tutoring and Mentoring by appointment* Developmental English College Credit Course*, Tues/Thurs 2:40-4:00 PM
Liberty Middle and High School: Daytime Tutoring and Mentoring by appointment* After-school tutoring and mentoring*, Tues/Thurs 3:00-4:00 PM LPP/Bethel-on-Main Content Creator Workshop*, Tues 3:00-6:00 PM, Thurs 3:00-4:00 PM
Monticello Middle and High School:
After-school tutoring and mentoring*, Mon/Thurs 2:30-3:45 PM
*When school is in session