Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally recognized dropout prevention program that helps Rochester City School District students stay in school and successfully graduate high school ready for post-secondary education and employment. The programâ€™s youth development model is comprehensive and unique, combining long-term mentoring with job training, part-time work experience and year-round academic support. HW-SC identifies secondary school students who are capable of success but are in danger of dropping out of school and pairs them with a full-time, professional youth advocate through graduation and up to two years post-high school.
Founded in 1987, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies. Partnering with four school districts, three in New York: Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse and one in Prince Georgeâ€™s County, M.D., Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection serves nearly 4,000 youth at-risk of dropping out of school.