School Partner Resources

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

Throughout the year, NYC Kids RISE hosts virtual Professional Learning Sessions to ensure school staff are prepared to implement the Save for College Program in their school communities. School Liaisons are strongly encouraged to attend all Professional Learning Sessions. Dates for sessions on the Fall Education Period will be posted soon!

Building Block 1 Workshop for School Staff
  • Wednesdays at 9:30am year-round
  • Receive a step-by-step demonstration on how to support families to activate and view their child’s NYC Scholarship Account (Building Block 1). Learn the technical and soft skills to support parents and guardians through this process and get their questions answered by the NYC Kids RISE Staff.
  • Register here for the day that works best for you.


School 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 School 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! View the 2022-2023 School Calendar here.

Toolkits for School Staff

These toolkits provide materials and 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:

NYC Scholarship Month (coming December 2022)
529 Day (coming Spring 2023)
K Graduation (coming Spring 2023)

Workshop Flyers for Parents/Guardians

Throughout the school year, 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!  You can also view a calendar of upcoming workshops here, and recorded versions of past workshops here.

Charter School Resources

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


If you are a District School and have questions about the Save For College Program, please email us at [email protected].

If you are a participating Charter School and have questions about the Program, please email us at [email protected].



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