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COOKE CENTER SKILLs



SKILLs (Skills and Knowledge for Independent Learning and Living) is a program designed for 18 -21 year old students to round out the academic, social, and life skills needed to make the transition from high school to adulthood.  The SKILLs learning space, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, is conveniently located near mass transit and community resources such as libraries, museums and other recreational facilites. 

SKILLs facilitates transition into the real world through: 

  • Specific life skill courses (cooking, travel, apartment living)

  • Vocational training

  • Academic experiences

  • Volunteering and Paid Internships

An active Cooke Alumni Association offers ongoing support, recreational opportunities and continuing education to Cooke graduates.

After successfully completing the SKILLs program, students are elegible for adult transition support programs, including the Cooke Center Academy Transition Career Office, The Cooke Alumni Program and relevant New York State support services. 

Click here to view a SKILLs adaptive class schedule

* The Cooke Center Academy, Transitions to Life and SKILLS are generously supported by The Moody's Foundation, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Heckscher Foundation for Children, HSBC and the American Express Foundations.  

 

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