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I-to-I Summer Program

The Introduction to Independence (I-to-I) program is a residential 5-week college campus experience offered by NYIT/VIP for students as young as 16. During I-to-I, students participate in structured activities and low-demand classroom instruction that addresses:

  • Social Skills and Social Fulfillment
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Banking and Budgeting
  • Exposure to College Life
  • Travel Training (including weekly off-campus trips!)
  • Employment Readiness
  • Technology and Teamwork (use of the NYIT's Wisser Library Innovation Lab)

While students live in a residence hall and get first-hand experience with using a college campus, they are supported by:

  • A master's level staff of teachers and coaches (about 1 for every 2 students)
  • A one-on-one Social Coach, Banking Advisor, and Independent Living Coach
  • A specially hired and trained staff of live-in Resident Advisors (about 1 for every 5 students)
  • A Nurse Practitioner

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For more information, please contact VIP Admissions: 631.348.3139 or vipadmissions@nyit.edu.