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.”

2019 FD Mentors Event – Barry’s Bootcamp

JOIN Us and help support after school programs for students in Central Brooklyn

TICKETS: $50 PER PERSON

QUESTIONS: Contact Michelle Gutmann at 516.953.1872 or [email protected]

Tanisha’s Story

A little academic guidance goes a long way

Tanisha just finished up another successful semester. Learn More

Ryan’s Story

Empowerment through mentorship

“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.” Learn More

Children in our NYC shelters had a

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We help

1,500

children get ready for kindergarten

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