Help an At-Risk Teen avoid Becoming Homeless in New York

Team Member: Tanuja Prasad

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EVENT DATE Jan 29, 2016

THE STORY:

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

$400

MONEY RAISED
  • Carol Skyrm

    $100

  • Helga Smith

    $50

  • Carl McCarthy

    $250

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Organized by

Eric David Benari

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Eric David Benari

Amount Raised

$830

 

20% Raised of$4,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanuja Prasad

Amount Raised

$400

Fundraiser Title

george maier

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Carl McCarthy

Carl McCarthy

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Helga Smith

Helga Smith

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Carol Skyrm

Carol Skyrm

DONATION: $100

I salute Tanuja Prasad for her dedication to this cause and others! 4 years ago

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