Eligibility EDCO Youth Alternative is jointly funded by the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools, the US Department of Labor and other sponsoring agencies. Due to the guidelines set by these funding sources, there are various eligibility requirements for prospective EDCO students.

All prospective EDCO students must successfully complete the application process and meet the following criteria:
  • Boston residents.
  • Determined to graduate
  • Enrolled or enrolling into Boston Public Schools
  • Youth who range in age from 16-21 and are in grades 10 thru 12.
  • U.S. Citizens or work-eligible¬†
  • Registered with Selective Service (for males 18 or older)
  • Demonstrating some barrier to completing an educational program or holding employment (such as struggles with school attendance, not enrolled in school, challenges with academic skills)
Students, parents, guardians, and support workers with additional questions and concerns may feel free to contact EDCO Youth Alternative at (617-262-9562).