Facing the Future Partnership

FAFU Child Sponsorship Program

The New Canaan YMCA’s FAFU Child Sponsorship Program provides individuals and families with the opportunity to make a lifesaving and life-changing difference in the life of a child at FAFU. The program is designed to sponsor students in fourth grade, where returning and new sponsors are paired with a new fourth grader each year, enabling every child at FAFU the opportunity to experience a sponsorship.

Each sponsorship provides a FAFU student with:

  • One year of education & school supplies
  • Two meals per day
  • School Uniform
  • Medical supplies and routine check-ups

Sponsors are offered opportunities to engage with their sponsored child through exchanging letters and video calls during the school year.

We are proud to announce that the current school year’s fourth grade students have all been sponsored! Please stay tuned later this year for details about sponsoring a child from the 2023 fourth grade class.

For more information, contact Diana Riolo at 203-920-1653. To make a donation to FAFU through our Annual Support Campaign, contact Diana or click here and enter “FAFU” in the “I’d like to help:/Other” section at the bottom of the form.