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NYFC launches a new program to help older youth in foster care!

YVLifeSet is a program that supports youth ages 17-22 who have been involved in the foster care, juvenile justice and/or mental health system. The YVLifeSet model is implemented by specialists who provide youth with intensive community-based support comprised of both clinical and skill-building interventions. Program success is defined by the

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Now Accepting Applications for NYFC’s Spirit Award!

Click here to download application and review eligibility requirements. All application must be submitted by June 16th, 2017. Our goal is to serve as many foster youth from New York City as possible. If you have any questions or need help with the completion of your application please contact Ellen Ampofo

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New Yorkers For Children featured as Best in Classs on CUNYTV

New Yorkers For Children was recently featured on CUNY TV’s Study With the Best. Executive Director Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez spoke about our signature programs, designed to provide essential resources to youth in foster care throughout their educational journeys. But best of all, NYFC Scholar King Tolen shared his inspiring story of

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NYFC LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO HELP YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE

New Yorkers For Children is pleased to announce that it received $1.187 million dollars from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to create and launch the Nicholas Scoppetta Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund will support academic scholarships covering tuition, books and essential living expenses for students in foster care pursuing undergraduate

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MESSAGE FROM NYFC’S YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD PRESIDENT

Hello and Happy New Year! My name is Peterson Rodriguez and I was recently elected President of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). I’m looking forward to giving the YAB a fresh start and hope to create positive growth and change! We’re planning exciting new projects and will be more advocacy focused. As a Board,

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#GivingTuesday 2015

This year, NYFC participated in #GivingTuesday, a global social movement in which individuals, families, charities, businesses around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage the joy of giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action, especially on social media, and we wanted to be part

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Thank You from a Youth CAN! Participant

I have taken some time to internalize what I wanted to say to you all. I have recently been accepted as a part of the Duane Reade/Walgreens family. I was offered and had appreciably accepted a position as an Assistant Store Manager at Duane Reade. Although I was offered this

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Wrap to Rap and The Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board is a group of young people who support NYFC by shaping public perceptions of children and youth in foster care, and inspiring peers to become advocates in their communities. YAB collaborates with other programs for positive youth development, education, and professional success, while encouraging New Yorkers

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Second Chances — Futures in Motion: Youth Can!

Last year marked the second time that I enrolled in the Futures in Motion: Youth CAN! Program. In my first year in the program I was eager to learn everything however my interest quickly faded at the prospect of getting a job with Summer Youth Employment. I felt bad because

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