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Small steps to big college dreams
Residents, business owners, and community organizations are key partners in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.
We are thrilled that District 30 has been chosen as the first school district to participate in the Save for College Program. We look forward to continuing to build this program with you. In the coming months and years, continue to visit this page for more information about the Save for College Program, opportunities to host or support program-related events, and other ways to support our community’s kids to go to college.
Together, we can take small steps to big college dreams.
College is the most direct pathway to success. This is why the non-profit NYC Kids RISE, in collaboration with the City of New York and the NYC Department of Education, has started the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, a scholarship and savings program designed to make college more accessible and achievable for the children in your community. The Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s futures, and that includes all the members of the District 30 community.
All School District 30 kindergartners can participate in the Save for College Program regardless of income level or immigration status. Each eligible child automatically receives a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial contribution of $100 unless their family chooses not to participate.
The entire community can get involved in the Save for College Program. Working with NYC Kids RISE, communities can contribute to and fundraise for the scholarship accounts of children in District 30. Community organizations can also use this platform and integrate it into their college savings and attendance discussions.
Providing NYC Scholarship Accounts for every eligible student, money that can only be used by families for educational purposes;
Empowering communities to work together to invest in their children’s college savings by contributing to their scholarship accounts, building an even broader foundation for each child’s future over time. NYC Kids RISE will provide more information in the coming months about the various ways for community members to save together for their children's futures;
Empowering families with the tools and information to develop their own college savings plans;
Reinforcing the expectation of attending college through events and campaigns in schools and across neighborhoods;
Providing financial education in kindergarten by working with the Department of Education to make sure every student receives financial training in the classroom.
Look out for more information on this page about how the District 30 community can come together to support the college savings of our kindergartners and families.
“The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides a platform to empower communities and families to save for their children’s post-secondary education at a time when the cost of college is at an all-time high. We commend District 30 Superintendent Composto and his dedicated team for embracing this innovative way to invest in better educational futures for all of their students.”Julie MeninNYC Kids RISE Board Chair
"What a great program. With this opportunity college becomes a reality, not just a dream. Our district is very lucky to have this for our kids. Saving for college is a must and to be able to start it at such a young age is awesome."District 30 Parent/Guardian
"Every child in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. The Save for College Program empowers our families and our whole community to make these dreams more attainable for all our children. We look forward to partnering with NYC Kids RISE to support a bright future for the children and families of Astoria Houses, Woodside Houses, and Ravenswood Houses."Claudia Coger, Annie Cotton Morris, and Carol WilkinsResident Association Presidents, Astoria Houses, Woodside Houses, and Ravenswood Houses
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