In August 2015, the YAB traveled to the NJY Camp in Milford, PA for a productive and fun weekend retreat where they evaluated their work from the past year and clarified their goals for the coming year. Highlights included “show and tell” around the campfire, flying high on the zip line, hitching rides on passing…

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                                        President Peterson Rodriguez Vice President Milcah Slater Secretary Jamar Daniel Treasurer Jahlika Hamilton Committee Members Jermaine Christian Lela Clement Atheena Fraser Jessica Jimenez-Mercado Monica Rodriguez Marlo Scott Rae Toussaint Anthony Turner Jonathan Valerio Hasan Williams

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Antoinette Kane, speaking at the Spirit Award 2015 Antoinette Kane is a 21 year-old Sociology major, who is beginning her senior year at Bard College. As a leader amongst her peers and within her community, Antoinette exemplifies the core values of the Spirit Award. She has achieved significant academic success and is committed to serving…

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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…

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NYFC has established a partnership with the Office of Community and Public Health at the North Shore-LIJ, Walgreens Family of Companies, and The Academy to offer a summer vocational training program. This program will provide you with the opportunity to: Develop skills, knowledge, and experiences in a professional environment Access professional development and explore potential…

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Each year, NYFC touches the lives of close to 1,000 youth in foster care through signature programming including the Back-to-School Package Program, The Futures In Motion: Youth CAN! Program, the Guardian Scholars Program, and the Youth Advisory Board. NYFC also continues to further its mission through organizational capacity building to create more effective systems to better…

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Each year, New Yorkers For Children and teens in foster care join together at Wrap to Rap, an annual holiday event to wrap presents for younger children in care. see more

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The 2014 Fall Gala marked the 11th anniversary of the NYFC Spirit Award, a $10,000 scholarship awarded annually to a young person in foster care who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, a commitment to community, and the determination and ability to overcome the barriers to academic success. Northwell Health sponsored the Spirit Award.   Jermaine Christian…

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