April 13, 2020
Statement from the Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) Following Enactment of the FY 2021 State Budget
As our communities grapple with an unprecedented public health crisis, and the state faces an historic budget deficit, our elected leaders came together at a time we needed them most - and we are grateful.
FYSA thanks the Governor, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and members of the State Legislature for passing the FY 2021 Budget, which maintained $6 million in resources necessary for foster youth to access higher education in the 2020-2021 school year.
Now more than ever, the next generation of leaders need our support. New York’s foster youth deserve access to academic opportunity, the same as every other student, and we will continue to work to ensure they have the tools they need to achieve their dreams.
The Fostering Youth Success Alliance is a statewide advocacy group that promotes responsive policies and programs offering young people with a foster care background every opportunity to set higher expectations and achieve their goals. Learn more at: www.fysany.org
Children’s Aid is an independent, nonprofit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. Learn more at: www.childrensaidnyc.org