NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program for Kindergarten Students
The NYC Department of Education has partnered with the nonprofit NYC Kids RISE, Inc. on the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program. This free program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s futures. It’s a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible and achievable for all NYC public school students, starting in kindergarten—regardless of their family’s income or immigration status.
Who is qualified for this program?
Kindergarten students who:
•begin kindergarten during the 2021-22 academic year, and
•are enrolled in a participating school.
How do you participate:
Your child will be automatically enrolled in the Save for College Program unless
you choose not to participate by “opting out.” You do not have to do anything to
receive a free NYC Scholarship Account.
Parents/guardians who do not wish to participate can opt-out by accessing your NYCSchools account or by returning the Opt-out paper form to school.
•Opt-Out Notice and form for Parents & Guardians https://bit.ly/3ocRHCi
(Paper forms were backpacked last week and posted on Parent Square)
For More information contact NYC Kids RISE at (833) 543-7473,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nyckidsrise.org
The opt-out request deadline has been extended to December 31, 2021.
(Forms will be accepted by December 23. from December 23-31 opt-out must be completed on the NYC schools account
DOE website Information: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/college-and-career-planning/nyc-kids-rise-save-for-college-program