Kindergarten Save for College Program Updates

Dear Kindergarten families,

As shared in November, in partnership with NYC Kids RISE(Open external link), through the Save for College Program, every kindergarten student enrolled in a participating NYC public school automatically receives a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100 allocation on their behalf, unless their parents/guardians “opt out” of the program. Kindergarten families who did not wish to have their child’s data shared with NYC Kids RISE should have opted out of the Save for College Program by December 31.

The timeline for when parents will be able to view and activate their accounts, which was communicated in presentations to families and staff, has been extended to the spring. Participating families will receive both a welcome email and mailed welcome kit from NYC Kids RISE, once their accounts are ready to be activated and viewed. Save for College Program professional learning (PL) opportunities, including celebrating spring milestone events and supporting families with account activation, will be shared in future editions of Principals Digest. 

Please see the NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program and visit Save for College Program for more information.


Kindergarten Parents: Save for College Program

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

As a reminder, all DOE kindergarten students are eligible to join the Save for College Program. Enrollment is automatic and you automatically get the $100 towards college! If you do not want to be a part of this program, please use the opt-out form (see below). You can view this recorded information session for additional information. 

Additionally, note the following information:

For more information, see the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program InfoHub page

NYC Kids RISE will create an account in each student’s name if and when they receive information from the DOE about each participating student and their parent/guardian(s).

District Opt Out Notice and Form  available in

Save for College Program -Kindergarten Parents

Dear PS101 Families,

Every kindergarten student is eligible to join the Save for College Program in the 2021–22 school year.

Please review the following information from the NYC Kids RISE Downloadable Resources