There are approximately 8,000 foster youth in NYC today. Of these youth, about 250 manage to enroll in college every year, overcoming tremendous odds. Unlike their peers, this group of young people will not receive the same guidance, support, and tools as their counterparts. For many of these deserving young people, the resources provided by NYFC will be the only support they receive during their transition from foster care to independent adulthood. NYFC Signature Programs provide direct services that focus on enrolling youth in college, supporting them through graduation, and helping them to gain the skills they need to enter the workforce feeling empowered.