As Harlem RBI alumni, Legends are supported with individualized and group support to ensure they graduate from college and begin a successful career. Program components include:

  • “College Boot Camp” prior to the first year of college, in which youth engage in discussions on topics including college life, academic survival skills and how to ask for help
  • Sessions with Harlem RBI college students to learn about the “real deal” details of college life, such as living with roommates, budgeting, healthy relationships and substance use/abuse on campus
  • Individual case management on at least a monthly basis to help youth and parents plan for and be successful in all aspects of college life, including transportation, housing, books, computers, financial aid and campus opportunities such as work-study and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
  • Networking and job opportunities at Harlem RBI and corporate and organizational partners
  • Reunions of all students during college breaks to provide group support and celebrate successes




“Because of Harlem RBI, I'm better prepared to face the challenges of collegiate life.”

— Daquan Love,

19 years old

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