Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students)

A Good Idea


Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) is an educational after-school program that aims to help disadvantaged youth in elementary or middle school, who have demonstrated academic success but lack the opportunity to develop their abilities.

Students are enrolled until eighth grade. During their enrollment, students are exposed to various cultural and academic programs, including test preparation, tutoring, academic guidance, and volunteer opportunities. The program serves more than 700 students in 60 elementary and middle schools.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities that will help them gain admission to high-achieving high schools.

Results / Accomplishments

In the first five years of operation, Project BOOST matriculated all of the program participants into high schools, including Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, Beacon High School, CUNY High School for Engineering, LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts, Manhattan Center for Math and Science, and more. Additionally, the program has a 0% dropout rate.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Cristian Soriano
28 West 44th Street, Suite 300,
New York, NY 10036
Fax: (212) 302-0088
Phone: (212) 302-8800
Education / Student Performance K-12
Social Environment / Children's Social Environment
Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association
Date of implementation
Geographic Type
New York
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Target Audience
Children, Teens