Help an At-Risk Teen avoid Becoming Homeless in New York
Team Member: george maier
EVENT DATE Jan 29, 2016
Eric David Benari wrote -
80% of homeless people in New York have been in the foster-care system.
Statistically, nearly all older-teens who remain in foster-care until 21 will become homeless or incarcerated by age 23.
We can fix this epidemic, and provide a permanent solution by teaching technology skills to at-risk youth in foster-care and guiding them to establish a career in computers. With a respectable income source and ample job opportunities, these youth will become self-sufficient and will never be homeless - if we can reach enough kids, we can minimize new cases of homelessness in New York, and eventually put an end to kids living on the street.
Our organization is called Techie Youth; we have been successfully teaching youth in the 5-boroughs of New York City and now need to raise funds to expand services to Long Island (both Nassau and Suffolk counties.)
Techie Youth has the support of Microsoft, Gilt Groupe and several other major technology companies and collaborates with dozens of foster care agencies and group-homes as well as the Department of Social Services for child welfare (DSS.)
We have over 100 teenagers enrolled in the 5-boroughs of NYC - WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW to reach every older foster-child in Long Island - our goal is to begin Long Island services in January 2016, BUT WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.
What we need most:
- SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT TECHIE YOUTH - please share this Crowdrise campaign, post comments about Techie Youth on your Facebook page and tell your friends and coworkers.
- Companies who are hiring for technology-roles, please step-up and offer to provide priority-interviewing of Techie Youth graduates. These kids need a chance - please give them the chance to earn it.
- Donations so that we can help kids in Long Island; your generous donation will SAVE THE LIFE OF A CHILD IN NEW YORK!
Read more about Techie Youth at http://www.TechieYouth.org