School-Age Children

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A high-quality education is essential to put young people on a path to economic success. It ignites curiosity and helps students discover their passions and talents, while ensuring that they master the academic, social-emotional, and career-relevant knowledge and skills to be prepared for success. Yet, our schools produce unequal outcomes for students living in poverty, especially in communities of color. Robin Hood’s School-Age Children program partners with organizations, schools, and government to create higher-quality learning experiences for all students, with the ultimate goal of increasing the percentage of low-income students who graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

Apply for our Transfer Schools RFP

Submit your innovative ideas for helping overage and under-credited students at transfer schools achieve a high school diploma, an essential step towards achieving economic mobility.

By the Numbers



NYC public schools students in grades K-12, 85% of which are students of color



Of NYC public school students live in poverty



Of NYC public school students who complete their bachelor’s degree within six years of HS graduation

Grantee Spotlight: Coney Island Prep

Learn more about how our grantee Coney Island Prep is innovating to improve education for our youngest New Yorkers.

Our Strategy

We fund and support our grantee organizations and partners to:

  • Accelerate learning: We power interventions that fundamentally improve student experiences and address long-standing inequities in our education system.
  • Support educators: We fund efforts to attract and retain well-prepared, well-supported, diverse educators and school leadership.
  • Redesign schools: We support community partnerships that provide wrap-around health and social services and extended learning opportunities to improve student success and wellness.
  • Build pathways to success: We help forge connections between classroom learning and real-world skills application to better prepare students for college and careers.