Resources for School Partners

NYC Kids RISE manages the Save for College Program in partnership with the City of New York, the NYC Department of Education and each participating school. Schools play a key role in implementing the Save for College Program by integrating it into their college and career readiness efforts, educating families about the Program, and supporting them to complete the foundational steps. This page provides information, tools and resources to help your school implement the Program:

Professional Learning Sessions for School Staff

NYC Kids RISE is hosting a series of virtual Professional Learning Sessions to ensure school staff are best prepared to adapt and implement the Save for College Program in their school communities. Learn more and register below:

Building Block 1 Workshop for School Staff
  • Wednesdays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 1pm through May 26th, and Wednesdays at 9:30am through June 22nd.
  • Receive a step-by-step demonstration on how to support families to activate and view their child’s NYC Scholarship Account (Building Block 1). Participants can ask questions of NYC Kids RISE staff and learn the technical and soft skills to support parents and guardians through this process.
  • Register here for the day and time that works best for you. Please note: You must use your work email address to register.


Incorporating College and Career Dreams into Kindergarten Graduations
  • Offered eight times at 9am and 1pm between June 1 and June 8.
  • Learn how to incorporate the Save for College Program into your school’s Kindergarten Graduations and Stepping Up Ceremonies, connecting this early academic milestone with students’ paths toward college and career training.
  • Register here for the day and time that works best for you. Please note: You must use your work email address to register.



Schools Calendar

The school year is divided into four key milestones that support eligible families to learn about the program, make an informed choice about whether to opt out and then take action once their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts are available to activate and view. Use the Schools Calendar activities to build excitement about the Save for College Program in your school. As the number of grades participating at your schools grows, you can make these milestones whole school events!


Workshop and Event Flyers for Parents/Guardians

NYC Kids RISE hosts virtual, multilingual events and workshops geared toward eligible and participating families. Click below for event flyers that can be backpacked home or otherwise shared with families and encourage families to see the full calendar here.

Toolkits for School Staff

These toolkits provide resources that schools staff can use to support students and families to participate in the Save for College Program, build excitement about the Program, and integrate it into their college and career readiness efforts.


Building Block Toolkits

School Calendar Milestones Toolkits


Charter School Resources

Additional information and resources specific to charter schools is available here:


If you are a participating school and have questions about the Save For College Program, please email us at



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