All kindergarten and first grade families in the Save for College Program

can now activate and view their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts!
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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 families to complete the foundational steps. This page provides information, tools and resources to help your school implement the Program:

Welcome Email to Families

Participating kindergarten and newly enrolled first grade families received a Welcome Email* from NYC Kids RISE in January.

Please note: In District 30, kindergarten and newly enrolled first through fifth grade families received the Welcome Email.

NYC Kids RISE does not have email addresses for all participating families, so it is important that schools also conduct their own outreach to families to ensure they are aware that their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts are available to be activated and viewed.

Professional Learning Sessions for School Staff

Throughout the year, NYC Kids RISE hosts virtual Professional Learning Sessions to support school staff as they integrate the Save for College Program in their school operations and communities. School Liaisons are strongly encouraged to attend all Professional Learning Sessions. We will be sharing registration information for our Spring Professional Learning Sessions soon! We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming session.

Building Block 1 Workshop for School Staff
  • Dates: Wednesdays at 9:30am year-round
  • Audience: School Liaisons and School Team members
  • 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
Monthly Save for College Program Orientation
  • Dates: January 19, February 16 at 1pm
  • Audience: New School Liaisons and School Team members, along with any current School Team member who wants a refresher on the Program!
  • This session provides an introduction to the nuts and bolts of the Save for College Program. We will review materials and resources available to support schools with implementing the Program.
  • Register here

 

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
529 Day (coming Spring 2023)
K Graduation (coming Spring 2023)

 

Social Media Content

School and community partners can use our social media toolkits to let eligible families in their network know that the Save for College Program is for them! Our social media toolkits contain multilingual graphics and suggested messaging that are regularly updated and can be accessed here: linktr.ee/nyckidsrise. Make sure to tag @nyckidsrise in your posts!

Workshop Flyers for Parents and Guardians

Throughout the school year, NYC Kids RISE hosts virtual, multilingual events and workshops geared toward eligible and participating families. Click below for workshop 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: nyckidsrise.org/charterhub

Questions?

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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