Today, if you're a low-income youth in the US, you're 27% less likely to enroll in college than your high-income peers. Roads to Success (RTS) is closing that gap. We aim to change the life trajectory of underprivileged youth by arming them with the knowledge they need to successfully transition into college and career opportunities.
“Support is the most important thing Roads to Success offers children. Someone who cares about me. Someone who helps with my homework and interacts with us.” -- Lorraine, 7th grader at PS 191
RTS serves 1,900+ students like Lorraine, ages five through 22, in some of the most blighted neighborhoods in New York City. Nearly 71% of RTS youth are African American and Hispanic, and 70% live below the poverty level. After participating in RTS, 88% of students improved or maintained their math grades and 95% improved or maintained their English Language Arts grades.
With your support, RTS can create pathways of upward social mobility for underprivileged youth, helping them succeed in their careers and, ultimately, in life. Donate now and help us change the future.
A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids
Thursday November 9th, 2017
The Grand Hyatt New York
6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment
7:00 PM – Feature Presentation honoring 14 of New York City's most promising youth-serving nonprofits
7:15 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment Continue
9:30 PM – Reception Concludes
The Celebration Fundraising Training Program
Each year, Youth INC annual "Celebration" fundraising training program provides as many as 14 nonprofits with a coach who trains Executive Leadership and Board Members to more effectively raise funds from individuals and corporations.
Since 1994, Youth INC has:
- Trained more than 130 nonprofits through "Celebration"
- Coached Celebration partners to collectively raise $16 million
- Placed almost 200 corporate professionals as nonprofit board members
- Directly invested $2 million in capacity building grants
About Youth INC
Youth INC harnesses the energy and talent of New York's brightest minds in business to help high-performing, grassroots organizations deliver opportunities for New York City's children. Our holistic approach, long-term partnerships, and customized programs work in concert with each other to help organizations to achieve sustainable growth.
Your gift to Youth INC for A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids will directly support your chosen nonprofit organization. Your gift does not go towards Youth INC’s operating costs or the costs of producing the gala event. In fact, if your chosen nonprofit achieves their fundraising goal, they are eligible receive more than the amount of your gift.