NYC Kids RISE for Families
During the 2017-2018 school year, Zone 126 and CS 111Q partnered with NYC Kids RISE , an organization dedicated to assisting families with financial planning and support for college. Mrs. West, Parent Coordinator at CS 111Q, has played an integral role in this partnership. She has worked closely with NYC Kids RISE throughout the year, welcomed the organization into CS 111Q, and ensured the NYC Kids RISE team had facetime with our Kindergarten students and parents.
In addition to NYC Kids RISE facilitating onsite instructional workshops, Mrs. West has hosted Parent Workshops herself to boost parent awareness of the program. In this way, NYC Kids RISE has been able to attend multiple school events and interact with parents and students.
Mrs. West spoke about the partnership between CS 111Q and the NYC Kids RISE team, “We have collaborated well to spread the word to our Kindergarten families…Kids Rise has always communicated positively. We have a great relationship and we communicate very often.” Mrs. West also noted the many tasks she and NYC Kids RISE have been able to achieve together to promote the program. She stated, “Flyers were backpacked, information about the program was emailed, texts [were sent] through Kinvolved …[and] dates were placed on the school calendar and newsletter.” She reported that she and NYC Kids RISE used all these tactics and word-of-mouth on a “consistent basis” to keep families informed and empowered. Mrs. West emphasized that her ultimate goal is for
100% of Kindergarten parents to be enrolled in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.
Mrs. West explained, “I strongly believe that this program is useful for our families. Any investment in a child’s future is beneficial, [and] this program should be taken full advantage of.” Mrs. West’s sentiment is evident in the amount of effort she has invested in NYC Kids RISE, our parents, and our scholars. Her dedicated work is an example of how positive collaboration best supports our families.
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