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Welcome to the Save for College Program

Congratulations! Your child is one of over 13,000 students that now has an NYC Scholarship Account with money for college and career training!

 

January is NYC Scholarship Month! Your child’s school and the entire community is working to save for their future college & career training. Click here to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account today!

Dear Save for College Program Family,

Happy New Year and welcome to the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program! It’s a scholarship and savings program supporting NYC public school students’ college and career training future early on—regardless of their family’s income or immigration status. Check out this Introduction to the Save for College Program video of fellow parents and guardians whose children are in the program.

 

Here is what being enrolled in the Save for College Program means for you and your family:
  • NYC Scholarship Account – Your child has received a free NYC Scholarship Account with a $100 deposit from NYC Kids RISE. The money in this account can be used for tuition and other education-related expenses at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and other career training programs across the country.
  • An Opportunity to Open Your Own Dedicated College & Career Savings Account – Your family has the opportunity to open and connect your own college savings account and save for your child in the way that makes sense for you. There are two account options available through the Save for College Program and we can provide you with resources to help you make the right choice for your family.
  • Scholarship Rewards and Matched Savings – Earn another $75 in rewards for your child’s NYC Scholarship Account by completing just three steps, called the “3 Building Blocks”.
  • Virtual Events and Workshops – Throughout the spring, NYC Kids RISE is partnering with your child’s school to host a series of virtual workshops and events focused on helping families get the most out of the Save for College Program, and learn more about saving for college and career training. Visit nyckidsrise.org/events for a list of all workshop dates and to register.
  • Community Scholarships – Your family is now part of the Save for College Community. That means your community and the entire city are working together to support your child’s NYC Scholarship Account by raising additional scholarship funds through Community Scholarship campaigns. Read about some previous Community Scholarships in the LIC Post, QNS.com, and the NYCHA Journal.
  • Connected Community – Please join the Save for College Program community at monthly Town Halls on the third Thursday of each month. Virtually connect with other families across our community, and hear from other parents/guardians and experts on critical issues that are affecting all of us during these dynamic times. Save the date: our first Virtual Town Hall of the year will be on Thursday, January 21 at 6pm.
You should be receiving a Welcome Kit via the mail in the next two weeks. In the Welcome Kit you will find important hard copies about the next steps you can take with the Save for College Program to increase your child’s savings for college and career training. You can also access digital copies of these materials at the links below.
Take the first step and activate and view your NYC Scholarship Account today! Follow the instructions below to activate your account and receive an additional $25 for your child’s future education. Need help? You can contact your child’s school, call NYC Kids RISE at 833-543-7473 or email info@nyckidsrise.org for more information or support to complete this step
We are excited to be partnering with you to save together for your child’s future! This is just the beginning.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Debra-Ellen Glickstein
Executive Director
NYC Kids RISE

Here’s How to Activate Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account and Complete Building Block #1

To activate and view your NYC Scholarship account you do not need to make any deposits and you will not have to share a Social Security Number or ITIN. All you need is your child’s date of birth, home zip code, and student ID number.

Obtain your child’s student ID number from your school’s Parent Coordinator, or check your child’s last report card, and follow these instructions:

  1. Click Here to Access the Savings Tracker
  2. Enter the following information:
    • Your child’s Home Zip Code
    • Your child’s Date of Birth
    • Your child’s 9-digit Student ID Number
  3. Enter your name and email address, and create a password. Check the box to accept the Terms of Service, then click on Create User Profile
  4. Complete the survey (all questions are optional) and click Submit

That’s it! You have now activated your child’s NYC Scholarship Account and completed Building Block #1 of the Save for College Program.

Questions or Concerns

 

Need help to complete this step? You don’t have to do it alone:
  • Contact your school’s Parent Coordinator.
  • Call the NYC Kids RISE hotline at (833) 543-7473 or email us at info@nyckidsrise.org.
  • Make an appointment with the NYC Kids RISE team for 1:1 support:
Need more information before taking this step?

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