The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) was established in 1988 under Section 612, subdivision 6 of the Education Law to address the significant dropout rate among New York’s youth. LPP is funded by the Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement Services of the New York State Education Department. LPP is a collaboration of 46 higher education institutions across New York State to support at-risk middle and high school students in their academic, social and emotional development. Through meaningful programs, students engage more fully in their education and are more likely to graduate form high school and continue on to higher education or stable employment. LPP connects school and community partners to offer research based interventions, including tutorial services, mentoring, social-emotional counseling, college and career exploration activities and enrichment as well as support for both students and their families.