From February 13-17, the New York State Youth Leadership Council led a Week of Action to drum up support for the New York State DREAM Act (S.4179) which would make undocumented students eligible to receive financial aid through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). To show their support, MCS 7th and 8th graders, signed the New Yorl DREAM Act petition and encouraged family and friends to sign as well. See the activists' email and link to the petition below. Join us in support of the New York DREAM Act!
Did you know that: "Of the 4,550 undocumented students who graduate from New York high schools every year, only 5-10% pursue a college degree due to tremendous financial obstacles" (http://www.nysylc.org)?
As part of this year's Manhattan Country School activism project, we are helping to raise awareness about the importance of acceses to education for undocmented youth immigrants. We support the New York State DREAM Act, which, if passed, will give undocumented immigrants access to the state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and increase access to affordable education.
Please help us to spread the word about this important bill. Begin by signing this important petition to tell Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature that unocumented youth should have access to financial aid: http://action.dreamactivist.