We offer educational services to the youth
Inspiring Futures is partnering with foster care agencies in New York City and colleges in the tri-state area to provide mobile college readiness and educational persistence services.
This includes workshops for the youth who have been involved in the foster care system, individual visits with the youth, and trainings on increasing college-going culture for the foster parents and agency staff. Educational specialists have a bachelor’s degree and lived experience or shared demographics with youth served.
They build rapport with youth and provide mobile or virtual academic supports tailored to the student’s needs. They explore their interests, monitor their school progress, connect youth with resources, and work alongside the youth to navigate a pathway to graduation from high school and postsecondary education. They work on areas such as study skills, motivation, time-management, housing, and budgeting, which are all necessary for educational persistence.