Victoria Buendia-Serrano

The Dwight School
New York, NY

Every child deserves a warm welcome and necessities, yet New York City public schools are entirely overwhelmed and unprepared to assist the over 100,00 students in temporary housing. This number has only grown with the arrival of over 5,500 migrant students and their families. My objective is to use my nonprofit, Forming Futures, which creates kits with hygiene and school supplies for low-income families, to help New Yorkers in temporary housing, especially migrants. In the winter months, these families need our assistance more than ever. So far, Forming Futures has distributed over 2,500 kits and nearly 50,000 products, including clothing, through schools, shelters, and religious institutions. With the Be More grant, Forming Futures will be able to distribute an additional 340 kits containing school supplies, hygiene necessities, and winter basics like a hat, scarf, and gloves which migrant families especially need. Join us at in our mission to help families form a brighter future.


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