All kindergarten and first grade families in the Save for College Program

can now activate and view their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts!
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Thank you for attending a Save for College Program virtual workshop!

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Thank you for joining a Choose the Right College & Career Savings Account workshop! A savings account is a powerful tool for you, your family, and your friends to contribute to your child’s future.

If your child is eligible to participate in the Program this school year, here are the next steps you can take with the Save for College Program:

 

Families with kindergarteners or new first graders

1. Want your child to be enrolled in the Program? Take no action!

Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Program unless their families choose not to participate and opt out. Look out for information from your child’s school.

2. Watch for communications from NYC Kids RISE and your school

When your child’s NYC Scholarship Account is ready to be activated (Building Block 1), you will receive a welcome email and a welcome kit in the mail from NYC Kids RISE in early 2023. You should also be notified by your child’s school.

3. Activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account in Early 2023 (Building Block 1)

Once your child’s account is ready, you can activate & view it in 4 easy steps:

    • Visit our website: nyckidsrise.org/activate
    • Enter your child’s home ZIP code, date of birth, and nine-digit Student ID Number. Then click Submit.
    • Enter your name and email, and create a password. Read and accept the Terms of Use, then click Create User Profile.
    • Fill out the Introductory Survey. Make sure to click Submit.After you do this, NYC Kids RISE will add $25 to the account!

4. Open a college & career savings account! (Building Block 2)

When you open your own college and career savings account and connect it to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, NYC Kids RISE will put another $25 reward toward your child’s scholarship account! Go to our website for resources that can help you choose the account that best fits your family’s needs.

 

Families with first-graders enrolled in Program

1. Activate & view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account (Building Block 1)

If you haven’t done so already, activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account to earn a $25 reward:

    • Visit our website: nyckidsrise.org/activate
    • Enter your child’s home ZIP code, date of birth, and nine-digit Student ID Number. Then click Submit.
    • Enter your name and email, and create a password. Read and accept the Terms of Use, then click Create User Profile.
    • Fill out the Introductory Survey. Make sure to click Submit. Kindergarteners are automatically enrolled in the Program unless you choose not to participate and opt out. Look out for information from your child’s school.

2. Open a college & career savings account! (Building Block 2)

When you open your own college and career savings account and connect it to your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, NYC Kids RISE will put another $25 reward toward your child’s scholarship account! Go to our website for resources that can help you choose the account that best fits your family’s needs.

3. Contribute to your savings account (Building Block 3)

Deposit at least $5 into your connected college and career savings account and NYC Kids RISE will put another $25 reward toward your child’s NYC Scholarship Account: nyckidsrise.org/make-a-deposit

4. Receive the Savings Match!

After you complete all 3 Building Blocks, NYC Kids RISE will match the money you deposit into your first grader’s college and career savings account up to a maximum of $100. For every dollar you save, NYC Kids RISE will put a matching dollar, towards your first grader’s scholarship account: nyckidsrise.org/savings-match

 

Do you live in School District 30?

The Save for College Program started in Queens School District 30, which means that children in kindergarten through fifth grade from the 39 pilot schools can participate. Check if your child is eligible on our website, or by logging into your child’s NYC Schools Account.

 

Questions?

  • Check out our resources in your preferred language
  • Ask questions at your school
  • Call our hotline at 833-543-7473 for information in your language
  • Send us an email at [email protected]

 

We’re saving for your child’s future, together!

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