The Career and Readiness Essentials (C.A.R.E.) Initiative includes 2 programs, the Education Care Package Scholarship program and Virtual Scholarship Information Series. Each program provides career and college preparation for rising young professionals age 13-35 navigating the transition into and through college, vocational/trade school, a gap year program or entrepreneurial journey.
The Education Care Package Scholarship program provides graduating high school seniors with care packages that include bedding, school supplies and equipment and personal care items as well as access to a 6 hour career education series focused on money and time management, networking, self care and suicide prevention, how to read financial aid documents and make informed decisions about their advanced education choice. Since 2015, the scholarship program has awarded over 250 students with the care package and career education series.
The Virtual Scholarship Information Series provide rising young professionals and entrepreneurs age 13-35 and their adult supports with information about local (Capital Region, NY) and national scholarships, grant and fellowships programs that help fund their college, vocational/trade school, gap year program or entrepreneurial journey.
We are proud this is what our C.A.R.E. Initiative alumni say
about their experience with us!
I am so grateful that you have made it easier to purchase the things I need for college. My family and I teared up while opening the package because we could not believe how much stuff was in the package. Words cannot express how happy I am, we are able to save so much money.
Clothing Manufacturer + Graphic Designer + Muralist
“Through the Fashion Edition program I gained a greater understanding of how to articulate my message, vision and target market. I am more confident in who and what it represents.”
Hairstylist and Life Coach
“Honestly what you have is really something great. This program [Fashion Edition Institute] has pushed me to be more vocal and be in full charge of my role.”