New Yorkers For Children is dedicated to providing youth in and transitioning out of foster care with the guidance, support, and opportunities all children deserve.
Recognizing the need to improve long-term outcomes for older youth, NYFC works to support youth in foster care as they prepare to transition out of the child welfare system and into adulthood. NYFC provides college scholarships, tutoring, job training programs, and networking opportunities. NYFC works to support the child welfare community by providing resources that focus on the individual needs of youth in care.
Every year, NYFC positively impacts the lives of over 1,000 youth in foster care through signature programs including the Back-to-School Package Program, the Spirit Award, the Guardian Scholars Program, and the Youth Advisory Board.
NYFC works in partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to improve the prospects of children supported by the child welfare system and to engage New Yorkers in that effort.