BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKAGE PROGRAM

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKAGE PROGRAM

THE PROGRAM

Youth in foster care face specific challenges around education. While there are many barriers to graduation, lack of access to fundamental tools (such as laptops and MetroCards) should not be one of them.

Since 2006, NYFC has sent 8,000 Back-to-School Packages to 2,500 students in foster care, providing these scholars with the tools necessary to thrive during their educational or vocational experiences. NYFC is committed to providing these young people with the resources and support they need to become self-sufficient and successful adults. Each Back-to-School Package is valued at $1,000 and includes a laptop, a MetroCard to help students travel to and from classes, and an Amazon gift card for books.

THE NEED

Only 37% of foster youth go onto college, compared to 60% of all high school graduates1. Enrolling is just the beginning- only 2% of foster care alumni ages 25-34 receive a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28% of young adults nationally2. While there are many barriers to graduation, lack of access to fundamental tools should not be one of them.

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OUR CAUSES

New Yorkers For Children’s programs aim to provide current or former foster youth with the guidance, support, and opportunities all children deserve.

Upcoming Events

Annual Fall Gala – 2017

New York, NY

New Yorkers For CHildren – 18th Annual Fall Gala September 14th | Cipriani 42nd Street  |...

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September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm