NEW YORK -- Voya Financial, Inc. has launched a new program that will focus on improving high school success and college/career readiness for students at risk of dropping out of school and will support innovative approaches to education that encourage greater parental involvement. Local and national grant recipients will be selected through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
After conducting research on high school graduation rates, the Voya Foundation determined that parental involvement in youth and high school education is a key factor that can help address the challenge of high school dropout rates.
Interested organizations must submit an application by March 19, 2016, by filling out the RFP on the company’s Children's Education Corporate Responsibility page on its website. Finalists will be selected by April 15, 2016, at which point they will be presented to the Voya Foundation board. Selected programs are scheduled to be announced at the end of the summer.