Over the past 15 years, NYFC has accomplished a great deal on behalf of youth in foster care in New York City. Here are just a few of our achievements:
– In 2011, NYFC sent out over 900 Back-to-School Packages to college-enrolled youth in foster care. The NYFC Back-to-School Package Program began in 1999, when 23 packages were sent to students in care.
– NYFC has awarded $992,500 in scholarships for youth in foster care through the NYFC Guardian Scholars Program and Spirit Award. Today, scholarship recipients are gainfully employed in the fields of education, social work, public policy, finance, and technology.
– NYFC has directly impacted 2,450 youth in foster care in the areas of employment, education, and life skills through the grants we have provided to the Administration for Children’s Services and other non-profits organizations that serve children in foster care.
– Since 2004, over 1,500 youth have learned about post-secondary options and employment through NYFC Educational Conferences, Vocational Conferences, and Network to Success events.
In celebration of 15 successful years of improving the lives of youth in foster care in New York City, we are asking all of our friends to make a $15 donation to help us continue to support the 15,000 children in foster care today.