To learn more about how you can get involved, contact NYFC: New Yorkers For Children 450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 403 New York, NY 10123 Phone: 646.257.2930 Fax: 646.257.2931 info@newyorkersforchildren.org For information about corporate partnerships with NYFC, please contact: Erin Kuchar New Yorkers For Children 646.257.2930 ekuchar@newyorkersforchildren.org

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Network to Success events provide high school and college students in foster care with exposure to a variety of industries and potential career paths as they begin to formulate plans for their future. Students are invited to meet a “dream team” of professionals from diverse industries such as sports, fashion, and entertainment and learn about potential careers.…

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The NYFC Annual Vocational Conference is a planned partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services, FEGS, FedCap, and other New York City foster care agencies. The goal of the event is to help older youth in foster care, who may not be college bound, explore the professional world and different employment opportunities available to them.…

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The Annual Educational Conference is a collaboration between NYFC, the Administration for Children’s Services, foster care agencies, and educational organizations throughout New York City to help high school students in foster care take the next step to apply and enroll in college. The conference provides students with the opportunity to learn about higher education from college students in…

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The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) supports New Yorkers For Children by shaping public awareness and 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 inspiring New Yorkers of all ages and walks of…

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Wrap to Rap is NYFC’s annual holiday event. Each year before the holidays, the Board and Friends of NYFC and teens in foster care wrap presents for younger children in care. In addition to providing much-needed holiday gifts for children in foster care, this signature program serves to remind teens of the importance of volunteerism…

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Ensuring that youth leave foster care with permanent connections to caring adults is a priority.  This is especially true for young people who will transition from care and will need someone to provide ongoing guidance and support as they navigate the challenges of adulthood.  NYFC supports Children’s Services’ Central Mentoring Office to strengthen and expand…

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The NYFC Spirit Award is a $10,000 scholarship awarded each year to a young person in foster care who is succeeding in college. The recipient is a young person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, a commitment to community, and the determination and ability to overcome the barriers to academic success. The NYFC Spirit Award…

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKAGE PROGRAM The NYFC Back-to-School Package Program provides youth in foster care enrolled in college or an accredited vocational program with the tools necessary to succeed during their entire educational experience. Packages are sent each semester that the student is enrolled in college up to age 25. **Students who received an Exception to Policy…

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The Children of Incarcerated Parents Program (CHIPP) offers a visiting program at Rikers Island and to City, State and Federal correctional facilities for those children in foster care whose parents are incarcerated.  NYFC supports a Special Events and Holiday Program and Photo Program to help ensure that the bonds between children and their parents are…

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