Hi everyone! My Birthday is coming up and I was hoping that as a special gift, my friends and family could donate to The New York Foundling's campaign to get foster youth back to school. As many of you know, I work for The Foundling. In my 3 years of working here I have seen foster kids do some amazing things, but a lot of times they don't have the resources they need to support their education. This fundraiser is about making sure our kids start off the school year with everything that they need so that they don't get left behind. Whatever you can give, it would really mean a lot to me and make a huge difference in our children's lives.
Thanks for supporting The Foundling and for spreading the love!
The New York Foundling wrote -
Youth in foster care face many challenges, including personal trauma, frequent home and school moves, and a lack of stable parental support. As a result of these challenges, their educational outcomes can be dire: In New York City, more than half of all ninth graders in foster care are held back each year, and studies suggest that only 3% will eventually graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree. The New York Foundling is working to change that with specialized educational supports, 1:1 tutoring and mentoring, technology training and tools, educational advocacy, and more - but we need your help!
Support this fundraiser to help our littlest scholars starting out in pre-K, our young adults moving into a college dorm for the first time, and all the youth in between to succeed this school year!
More info at www.nyfoundling.org