Guardian Scholars Program: A comprehensive college scholarship program for New York City youth in foster care. Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a highly motivated student currently or formerly in foster care in New York City and attending Hunter, John Jay or Kingsborough as a Freshman or Sophomore in the 2013-2014
New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is partnering with the Office of Community and Public Health (OCPH) at the North Shore-LIJ Health System (NSLIJ), Walgreens and FEGS to offer an educational/vocational training program for youth aging out of foster care, aimed at enhancing their health and well-being and preparing them for
In June 2013, North Shore-LIJ Health System and New Yorkers For Children (NYFC), in partnership with FEGS Academy, launched the Accelerated Career Training Program (ACT), an educational and vocational training program to empower youth, ages 18-23, who are currently in or have recently aged out of foster care. Youth participating
On June 28, 2012 New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) hosted its BNY Mellon sponsored 2012 Vocational Conference: ‘Looking to a Brighter Future’ at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Over 100 youth in foster care and agency workers attended the event which offered a variety of interactive workshops focused on resume
On May 19, 2012, the NYFC Youth Advisory Board (YAB), sponsored by Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, planned and organized a Dr. Seuss themed literacy event called ‘The Reading Road’ for young children in foster care. Throughout the morning, children traveled from station to station, overcoming obstacles, exploring new possibilities and
On Wednesday, November 28th, NYFC hosted the 10th Annual Wrap to Rap Presented by Valentino USA. Over 75 teens in foster care joined Valentino USA staff and NYFC Board and Friends at the Ainsworth in Chelsea to wrap 1,000 gifts for younger children in care. The wrapped presents will be
Brian is a 21-year-old sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Social Work at SUNY – Genessee Community College in upstate New York. Brian’s academic talent, unwavering commitment to community service, and determination to succeed, despite facing significant obstacles, make him an outstanding and deserving recipient for this year’s
Kadidjia, a 20 year old college student who is in her second year at Borough of Manhattan Community College, is the recipient of the 2010 New Yorkers For Children Spirit Award. She is currently pursuing her Liberal Arts degree and intends to switch to a four-year college to study Biology.
Born into a family of three brothers and one sister, Ladasha is very proud to be the first person in her family to attend college. Ladasha is a 21-year-old freshman studying Early Childhood Education at Kingsborough Community College. She is a bright, energetic, and lively young woman with big dreams.