On Tuesday January 31st, 2023, please join the Fostering Youth Success Alliance for our annual Advocacy Day!
Foster Youth College Success Campaign
Help us advocate for the continued funding support of the Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI). First established in April 2015, FYCSI connects foster care youth and alumni to financial support and comprehensive resources on college campuses. From 2015-2021, more than 2,000 young people with a foster care background have received direct support through the program.
Nationwide just 18-24% of youth in care will enroll in college after high school and less than 3% will go on to graduate. FYCSI provides these foster care youth and alumni with the resources necessary to earn a college degree and achieve true independence, but it needs continued funding in order to do so. Join us for our first in-person Advocacy Day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, to make sure FYCSI can continue to support thousands of young people with a foster care background from across New York State!
Advocacy Day Agenda
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY
Breakfast and lunch provided
The day will include:
- Press conference/rally
- Legislative meetings
- A light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided