Step Up to Opportunity

Our Program
Step Up to Opportunity provides career readiness, vocational and internship experiences, employment opportunity and educational support through monthly workshops and case management. 

Located at FCA’s Learning Center, this program provides a wide variety of learning opportunities and social/psycho educational experiences for at-risk youth.  By focusing on individual growth, we aim to guide participants through a successful transition into adulthood.


  • Mentoring and counseling
  • Tutoring to prepare for the accuplacer test
  • Career readiness and vocational planning services
  • Financial aid and FAFSA application assistance
  • Guidance throughout the college application process from start to finish
  • Workshop learning topics include dealing with anxieties, mindfulness, bullying, cultural diversity, and more!


  • Youth between 14 -18 years old
  • Residents of Uniondale, Roosevelt, Freeport or Hempstead

Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm
Workshop hours may vary

Donna Teichner, LCSW
(516) 485-4289 ext. 1223
31 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

Funded by the NYS Department of Labor (DOL).