All are welcome to attend the Rochester Children’s Scholarship Fund (RCSF) Annual Reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at City Hall (30 Church St. in Rochester.)┬áRCSF provides stipends, support and linkages to services for high achieving, low-income primarily minority Rochester City School District high school students. 100% of the RCSF scholars graduate from high school compared to a 50% graduation rate district wide. Over 90% of RCSF students attend college. Students have been accepted to prestigious universities such as Harvard and MIT. Other students choose to attend local universities with full scholarships to colleges such as RIT and the University of Rochester. Many RCSF scholars have had to overcome significant barriers such as: parent incarceration, foster care placement, and learning english as a second language. RCSF provides support during the vulnerable high school years in order to help students graduate and continue onto higher education.

NextGen’s donation of $2,400 funded one RCSF scholar during their entire four years of high school. The student reception is an opportunity to celebrate the success of RCSF students and families. The Mayor of the City of Rochester and the Superintendent of the Rochester City School District will be presenting. Complimentary cupcakes will be provided!

We’ll hold an informal post-event dinner at Nathaniel’s Pub at 7 p.m. Anyone can attend, even if you can’t make it to the RCSF event. Maria Fisher, the RCSF board president, will be at the dinner and can share more about the program. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to klechase@gmail.com by Tuesday, June 4.