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New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens

2/16/2022

New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens

In his budget plan for 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams pledged to invest millions of dollars in support for foster youth transitioning to adulthood and summer job opportunities for young people.

7/13/2021

With Federal Aid in Hand, New York City Funds Big Boost to Youth Supports

The New York City record budget of nearly $100 billion includes major boosts to programs that could benefit the most vulnerable children.

New York City’s Mayor-elect Eric Adams Announces Transition Team

7/7/2021

Eric Adams Declared Winner of New York City’s Democratic Mayoral Primary

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and former police officer, was declared winner of the Democratic primary vote Tuesday night.

3/16/2021

New York City Leaders Push For Mayor to Increase Funding for Foster Youth Coaches

Chantal Fernandez, 15, spoke at a virtual rally on Tuesday in support of New York City’s Fair Futures program, which provides professional, full-time “coaches” to older foster youth. Credit: The Imprint
Elected officials and political candidates in New York City rallied with foster youth Tuesday, urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to expand funding for a popular program that matches thousands of vulnerable young people to a paid mentor for help with everything from homework to life coaching.

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7/7/2020

Funding Increased, Not Cut, For New York City Foster Youth Mentor Program

New York City child welfare advocates are cheering a budget agreement that spares deep funding cuts from a program providing mentors for thousands of foster youth. The program, known as Fair Futures, was slated for significant cuts last week, when the city adopted an $88 billion budget that was deeply constrained by the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

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6/19/2019

New York City Chips In $10 Million to Pair Older Foster Youth with Life Coaches Through Age 26

A foundation-funded advocacy push to provide full-time life coaches to New York City foster youth has secured an initial investment in next year’s budget, City Hall sources have confirmed to The Imprint.

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    5/8/2019

    How New York City Can Help Foster Youth Build a Brighter Future

    Adolescence is difficult for all of us — awkward physical and emotional changes, confusing relationships with peers and adults, sudden urges to press for independence. We are sampling new identities as we create our own.