About The Door

Broome Street Academy is housed within its partner agency, The Door, a well-known youth development agency serving youth ages 12 to 21. The school was born out of The Door’s five-year strategic plan as a response to the growing needs of New York City’s at-risk youth.

Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth reach their greatest potential. Our joint goal is that the most at-risk youth, through the support of Broome Street Academy and The Door, will have the opportunity to realize excellent academic achievement while receiving comprehensive support services. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to the community schools model.

Our unique collaboration provides students with opportunities that they would not find in a traditional school setting with access to The Door’s complete range of programming including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, HSE and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof.