Advocacy Day 2024

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On Tuesday January 23rd, 2024, 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 2015-2023, 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 Advocacy Day in Albany, 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 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The day will include:

  • Press conference/rally
  • Legislative meetings
  • A light breakfast and lunch will be provided