At the core of the Fair Futures model is a deep focus on helping young people achieve their goals and aspirations. As early as the 9th grade, Coaches and Specialists help young people conduct career and post-secondary exploration and connect to and persist in best-fit schools, programs, and opportunities based on their interests, strengths, and dreams.
While NYC has a rich landscape of quality high school, post-secondary, and workforce programs for young people, before One Degree came to NYC, there was no single place to search for all of these opportunities in one place. To address this challenge, Fair Futures brought One Degree to NYC with the support of the Foster Care Excellence Fund Foundations.
One Degree is a user-friendly, online resource directory and referral tool platform designed to help young people, caregivers, and professional staff find and access resources. Alluma, a nonprofit social technology organization working to transform the country’s safety net system, operates the One Degree platform.
One Degree contains 1,500+ high school, post-secondary, and workforce development opportunities for young people (and adults) in New York City. It recently received funding to expand to another 4,000 resources by January 2022, which will make it NYC's one-stop shop to access virtually all social programs/services (e.g. healthcare, child-care, legal aid, etc.)!
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