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Kindergarten Teachers

Through the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, Kindergarten Teachers have the opportunity to integrate the Save for College Program into existing college access efforts, further reinforcing the goal of college attendance and graduation. This could include providing financial education lessons for students.

DOE’s Office of Field Support has led development of the Save for College Program’s financial educational curriculum for students and will conduct professional development sessions for Kindergarten Teachers on this curriculum in October 2017.

NYC Kids RISE looks forward to working with you to support all your students in participating in the Save for College Program and beginning to learn key financial concepts from a young age.

We are excited to work with you to support our students and families to participate in the Save for College Program.

NYC Kids RISE
Save for College Program

A new scholarship + savings program in District 30,
designed to make college more accessible and achievable
for all NYC public school students

The basics

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.

College savings programs show real promise in getting more students to attend and complete higher education. District 30 schools will play a key role in the design and support of the Save for College Program, helping shape the future of this exciting project.

Drawing on the experience of other programs, we know that families are more likely to engage with the Save for College Program and begin thinking about and saving for college when school staff convey the importance of the program and its goals.

NYC Kids RISE hopes that the Save for College Program will be an additional tool that school administrators, teachers, and parents can use to support the Chancellor’s vision of Equity and Excellence while reinforcing student aspirations for college.

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