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Awards for Youth in Foster Care

This year, Youth Communication will award 10 young people from New York State with prizes of $1,100 each. Each entrant is required to be nominated by an adult (which could be a teacher, mentor, agency staff, youth worker, religious leader, foster parent, birth parent, etc.). The nominator must write a short recommendation. And the entrant must write two short essays (less than 500 words each). One essay is on how the writer helped someone else. The other is on a topic of their choice. Any current or former foster youth in the New York State foster care system who was born in 2001 or later are eligible. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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