Back To School Program
We are proud to support young adults in their efforts to achieving their educational goals through the Back-To-School Package Program. Our goal is to serve as many foster youth from New York City as possible.
If you are a first-time eligible applicant, you are eligible to receive a brand new laptop computer and a $100 gift card. Returning applicants are eligible to register each semester through college graduation (or until age 26) to receive a $100 gift card. Please complete all required sections to ensure that your application is properly submitted. Please note that due to budgetary constraints we are no longer offering metrocards through this program.
Please note that this application is only for youth that have aged out of foster care in New York City. If you are still in care, please contact your agency worker to register you for a package.
You are eligible for a Back-to-School Package Program if you:
- Have currently aged out of foster care within the New York City System
- Aged 26 or younger
- Enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college or university and have graduated from high school (high school seniors cannot be registered) or have a HSE/TASC certificate
- Registered for a vocational program that is at least 90 days (language immersion classes does not qualify)
21st August - 30th October
*This is an undergraduate program.*