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.