Age Eligibility (01/03/23)

Age Requirements

The following provides instructions on the processes and expectations as it relates to age eligibility for ATTAIN lab participants:

In accordance with the SUNY Child Protection Policy and guidance from the Research Foundation for SUNY, RF ATTAIN Staff currently do not meet the requisite clearance to serve participants under the age of 17 years. ATTAIN participants must be 17 years of age or older to enroll and access programs and services. ATTAIN programs and services are intended for the adult and young adult populations pursuing higher education or employment opportunities. Individuals must be officially enrolled in ATTAIN to gain access to the programs and services offered by ATTAIN personnel.

Individuals 15 or 16 years of age can enroll and access ATTAIN programs and services ONLY if an ATTAIN affiliate or partnering agency is responsible for the custody, control, and supervision of these individuals during ATTAIN programming. ATTAIN staff are not responsible for the custody, control, and supervision of individuals 15 or 16 years of age that have been referred by an approved affiliate or partner. Approval of an affiliate or partner referring individuals 15 or 16 years of age must be reviewed by the assigned Statewide Coordinator for that ATTAIN Lab site. ATTAIN staff are not authorized to be left alone or have isolated one-on-one contact with participants aged 15 or 16 during ATTAIN programming without a chaperone or supervisor of an approved ATTAIN affiliate or partnering agency. This arrangement is effective for in-person at the ATTAIN Lab as well as for any online remote environment during ATTAIN programming.