Ryan’s Story

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Options for exploring his interests and creativity were limited. But that all changed for Ryan when his mentor at SCO encouraged and empowered him to pursue his dreams.

This mentorship broadened Ryan’s world and opened doors to opportunities. He discovered his abilities and strengths, nurtured a love for science, and developed his networking skills. Today, Ryan is proud to pay his experience forward by mentoring, encouraging, and guiding younger children at SCO.

Ryan is now a sophomore majoring in Biology at Jamestown Community College. SCO assisted him with transportation, college applications, and opportunities for financial aid to help him fulfill his potential and continue his education.

“Thank you for investing in my future,” said Ryan. “There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.”

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CPD Training Calendar

Use the calendar below to view courses to assist you in your work. To filter training by type, just click on the drop down arrow to the right of “Agenda” below.

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If you need assistance, please contact Bhagmattie (Shivon) Singh at 718-674–7735 or bsingh@SCO.org.

 

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Ryan’s Story

Launching Youth into Successful Careers

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Learn More

Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community

Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards