Tomorrow's Youth Today

Education and employment services provided to eligible Erie and Niagara County youth ages 16 to 24. Services under this program include High School Equivalency instruction, individualized academic goals and objectives, and post-secondary school education planning, along with job readiness skills training, paid work experiences, resume and cover letter writing and job search resources.

Classes are currently offered in Erie County at seven Buffalo sites and one Lackawanna site, while one-on-one tutoring is available at the department's main office, 170 Kerns Ave., Buffalo. Tutoring services are also provided across Erie County, depending on individuals' needs.

In Niagara County, services are offered at Catholic Charities North Tonawanda location, 1465 Payne Ave.; in Niagara Falls at the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, 725 17th St., and Word of Life Ministries, 1941 Hyde Park Blvd.; and in Lockport at Lockport Training Center, 140 Genesee St. Please call (716) 856-4494, ext. 323 for more information.

Below is a detailed list of education and employment services and classroom locations.

Educational services:

  • Traditional high school equivalency classroom instruction
  • One-on-one high school equivalency tutoring
  • Diagnostic pre-testing for specific student needs
  • Individualized academic goals and objectives
  • Personal educational evaluations of post-testing
  • Reading and math skills instruction
  • High school equivalency application process and scheduling assistance
  • Post-secondary school education planning
  • College and financial aid application process assistance

All of our high school equivalency instructors are licensed and certified New York State teachers.

Employment services:

  • Job readiness training classes
  • Whole class job readiness skills training
  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter and thank-you letter writing
  • Job interview skills instruction
  • Understanding employee and employer rights
  • Job search resources and networking
  • Decision making
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career exploration
  • Paid work experiences

Classroom locations:

525 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-4494 x322
M-F: 9 a.m.-noon
M, W, F: 1-3:30 p.m.

Lackawanna Food Pantry and Outreach
75 Caldwell Place
Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 332-1830
M, W, F: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
T, TR: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Abley Center
24 Ludington St.
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 895-4047
M, TR: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Seneca Babcock Community Center
1168 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 822-5094
M-F: 9 a.m. - noon

Catholic Charities
170 Kerns Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 893-3500
M-F: 9 a.m.-noon; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tri-Main Center
2495 Main St. Room 260
Buffalo, NY
(716) 893-3500
M: 1:30-3:45 p.m.; T, W, F: 9 a.m.-noon

Maguire Hall
51 Alamo Pl.
Buffalo, NY 14220

We will also meet at offsite locations such as the Erie County Public Library branches.