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Center Life

A typical day at Brooklyn Job Corps is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students arrive at our campus in the morning and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After class, students have the option to participate in any of our available extended day activities. Students may also opt to just study or hang out with friends until our facilities close at 7 pm. After 7pm, our students return to their homes and spend their downtime studying and preparing for the next day's tasks.


Brooklyn Job Corps boasts one of the best recreation programs in the nation. Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to meet new friends, socialize, and just relax and unwind at the end of the day. Activities include:

  • Theater arts (dance performances, plays, poetry reading, etc.)
  • Movies
  • Fashion shows
  • Intramural sports
  • Ice skating

We also schedule trips to Broadway shows, movie theaters, museums, and aquariums.

Special Events

Our center provides a wide variety of activities throughout the year to commemorate special occasions. The following are examples such of special events.

  • Award ceremonies
  • Ethnic\cultural celebrations
  • Annual graduation & prom (held off-center)
  • Annual talent show
  • Annual All White Affair
  • Family fun days
  • Mother's & Father's Day celebrations
  • Scavenger hunts
  • "Sister to Sister" slumber party
  • Student/staff auctions
  • Winter formal dance

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center. The SGA has oversight responsibilities in the following center committees: Food Services, Behavior Management, Recreation, and Health Services.

The SGA's primary purposes are to:

  • Provide information and suggestions on policy issues to the campus administration
  • Provide feedback to the student body
  • Provide a sounding board for student opinions and suggestions regarding all campus programs
  • Encourage citizenship training by exposure to election procedures and the use of formal rules of order
  • Develop leadership skills through holding office, solving problems, and making decisions for the good of the student body

Community Involvement

Opportunities are available year-round for our students to develop their leadership, employment, and social skills as they give back to their community. These events and activities include the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, park clean-ups, voter registration drives, blood drives, and soup kitchens.


Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Page last updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013