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Teen & Young Adult Services

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SCO supports the academic achievement and well-being of young people in all of our programs and we help with college, career preparation, and employment and life skills development. We work with young people to create strong connections to family, community and caring adults. We pay special attention to disconnected and at-risk youth who are homeless, court-involved, LGBTQ, aging out of foster care and young parents. And we offer specialized junior and senior high schools for teens with special needs, developmental disability, or who are under-credited and over age.


SCO LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group

LGBTQ

Who: Any SCO youth in foster care 13+ who identifies as LGBTQAI+ What: The LGBTQ+ Support Group is a peer youth group for SCO’s youth in foster care who identify under the LGBTQAI+ umbrella. Meetings include community-related discussions where the youth are encouraged to share their experiences with… Read More


LGBTQ Residential Program

LGBTQ

We offer the only residential program in New York City for young people in care who identify as LGBTQ. Our programs provide 24-hour care in a uniquely affirming and healing environment where all youth are welcome and encour­aged to live authentically in all aspects of their lives. We operate small… Read More

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