Wilson’s Story

You don’t always know you have a gift. People said Wilson was special for solving a Rubik’s cube in under a minute. He just thought he was good at puzzles. People said he had amazing confidence on the piano for a five-year-old. He just thought music was fun. His experience at Westbrook Preparatory School taught him that people can have many gifts-and that discovering them within yourself can change every aspect of your life.

Before attending Westbrook, life was different for Wilson at school, where he felt lost, misunderstood, uninterested, and socially out of place. He was down on his luck, longing for focus, friendships, fun, and rediscovering his confidence playing the piano. At Westbrook, Wilson formed new friendships and rediscovered his strength and confidence to excel in both the academic and social worlds.

The nurturing environment at Westbrook continues to drive momentous goals for Wilson – from helping him thrive in school, to preparing him for a successful future career. Wilson landed a position as an IT intern, enabling him to continue following his passion for technology.

Today, he is playing the piano with full confidence, challenging himself with pieces of Chopin and Wagner. He excels in his classes, loves taking part in sports such as the student-staff football competition, and has rediscovered an interest in exciting and eye-opening subjects including computers, cooking, and chess.

“Thanks to SCO Family of Services and Westbrook Preparatory School for being part of my success story,” said Wilson.

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Wilson playing Billy Joel on the piano.

 

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SCO Family of Services is a human services organization committed to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in our business dealings. As part of our ongoing commitment to embody and promote the highest ethical standards, we have established a Corporate Compliance Program.

This program furthers the integrity and ethics of SCO Family of Services which has as its mission helping vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. It promotes adherence to laws, regulation and the agency’s internal policies. It is also designed to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the delivery of our services.

SCO Family of Services’ Compliance Officer is responsible for implementing the program and can be reached at (516) 953-1819. While we encourage and prefer direct communication with our Compliance Office, you may also call our Compliance Hotline at (866) 350-9213. Should you want your name to be held in confidence, we will honor your request. You may also lodge your concerns anonymously.

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Wilson’s Story

You don’t always know you have a gift.

“Thanks to SCO Family of Services and Westbrook Preparatory School for being part of my success story,” said Wilson. Learn More

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