Governor Cuomo signed legislation this week to expand New York’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program. The bill makes important amendments to the existing KinGAP policy, helping more of New York’s children achieve permanency with fewer delays.
In New York, a 2007 study found that 85% of commercially sexually exploited youth had some type of previous involvement with the child welfare system.
Read about programs from around the state that are working to make college a reality, and a success, for more youth in care. We also share first-person stories of college successes and challenges, as well as scholarships and other resources to share with college-bound youth in care.
Learn more about the American Dream Program at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services and the Graham SLAM program at Graham Windham.