The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP), is a collaborative project between Marist College, the Kingston School District and the Poughkeepsie City School District. To expand opportunities for the students, LPP builds partnerships with local organizations and businesses.
Marist provides leadership and resources including use of its facilities, access to faculty and students, and administrative regulatory oversight. Marist also offers a merit scholarship to LPP students who enter the College through regular admissions. This scholarship is equal to a 50% reduction in tuition costs.
Partnerships vary from year-to-year and enhance the program. During 2012-2013, the American Association of University Women collaborated with LPP to provide a STEM program for 8th grade students. It was held on a weekly basis at Marist and involved the students in hands-on experiments that were connected to the science curriculum. The Teacher Education Department developed a field experience for college students who served as tutor/mentors for LPP.