Bringing Foster Care Into the 21st Century
NationSwell created a video about The Foundling’s Digital Inclusion Program.
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The Foundling’s Digital Inclusion Program, launched in 2015, provides basic tech education, free laptops and five years of internet service to New York City’s foster youth between the ages of 12 and 19. The Foundling’s Tech Workforce Development Program, for ages 18 and up, selects promising youth from among 15 area foster-care agencies and enrolls them in tech-training programs at Per Scholas, Year Up or General Assembly.
“These youth are very capable,” says Olivia Jones, the tech program coordinator for The New York Foundling. “They just need a chance to prove it.”