The Saturday Youth Transition program consists of a cluster of rehabilitation, pre-vocational and recreational services which are age appropriate and consistent with the individual’s level of skill. This Manhattan-based program operates from 9am to 3pm and provides the following services either individually or in a group: orientation and mobility, rehabilitation training, computer training, social work counseling, career preparation, physical education, creative arts, creative writing, and drama. Field trips are provided in the areas of career exploration and community/cultural awareness. Parent support groups are scheduled for observation of skills training and discussion.
The Saturday Youth Transition Program (SYTP) is open first to students in NYC and secondarily to students from Long Island, Westchester, or northern New Jersey counties whose parents are willing to escort their children. Transportation is provided to students in the five boroughs with the exception of Staten Island, where students are welcome to take Access-a-Ride, self-travel if cleared, or travel escorted. The SYTP provides training to up to 42 youths ages 14-21 from mid-October to early June in three trimesters for an average of 28 Saturdays. Students are allowed to attend the program for two years, unless CBVH counselors agree to an extended length of time for continuing benefits.