Selena’s Story

Selena first came to SCO’s Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program, in August 2017. This program provides housing and transitional services for young adults who have been in foster care and are at-risk of homelessness. Selena, who had been in foster care since age 9, was dealing with a lot of family and personal issues. She was feeling frustrated and depressed. The tipping point came when her biological father passed away.

As a way to help cope with her loss, Selena decided to write a book about her experience. She hoped sharing her experience might inspire others…turning her personal tragedy into something positive. Ever resourceful, Selena wrote her entire book on her cell phone and uploaded it onto Amazon where it is currently sold as a Kindle format e-book.

Selena’s entrepreneurial spirit had been unleashed. Following her book, Selena developed her own podcast where she talks about life issues and how she has dealt with them in the hopes of motivating others. Since establishing her podcast last year, she has attracted over 20,000 followers worldwide.

She didn’t stop there. Selena then decided that she wanted to sell merchandise with inspirational messages. She started her own online t-shirt company – printing, packaging and shipping orders out of her apartment.

Selena has found her calling. She has found healing through sharing her story and inspiring others and she has experienced personal growth in the process.

SCO staff are encouraging her to utilize her abilities and resilience to pursue her education. In doing so, Selena will be able to use her knowledge to promote and expand her budding enterprises and find other employment opportunities to help her as she transitions to independent living.

Programas de Queens para la primera infancia: ¡Regístrese hoy!

SCO ayuda a que los niños tengan un comienzo saludable con programas basados en el centro y en el hogar para familias jóvenes. ¡Nuestros Centros de educación de la primera infancia en Queens tienen aperturas inmediatas! Ofrecemos una instrucción de alta calidad y de jornada completa en el sitio, a distancia, o una combinación de ambos. Nuestros programas apoyan a los estudiantes de inglés y de dos idiomas, y a los niños con IEP. Nuestros programas cálidos y acogedores invitan a las familias a convertirse en socios activos en el crecimiento académico y el desarrollo del lenguaje de sus hijos.

Puntos destacados del programa

  • Opciones de 3K, Pre-K y jornada extendida durante todo el año
  • Cuidado infantil gratuito o a bajo costo para familias elegibles
  • Medidas de seguridad mejoradas que incluyen exámenes de salud y controles de temperatura diarios
  • Las actividades de lectoescritura y matemáticas preparan a los niños para tener éxito en el jardín de niños
  • Espacio de juegos al aire libre, además de arte, música y teatro
  • Desayuno, almuerzo y meriendas saludables
  • Maestros certificados del Estado de Nueva York

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Programas en Queens

Corona Early Childhood Center: 33-27 97th Street, Queens, NY 11368

Pre-K de jornada completa durante todo el año que se centra en el desarrollo saludable y prepara a los niños para el éxito en la escuela.

 

 

Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Center: 29-49 Gillmore Street, Flushing, NY 11369

El Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Center ofrece un programa académico de jornada completa durante todo el año en un entorno seguro y atractivo para niños de 2.9 meses a 5 años de edad, incluida la UPK.

 

 

Redes de cuidado infantil familiar

Los proveedores de cuidado infantil en el hogar en East Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Rego Park y Forest Hills ofrecen a las familias con bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares un programa de jornada completa durante todo el año que fomenta el desarrollo y el aprendizaje saludables.

 

 

Selena’s Story

Harnessing entrepreneurial spirit to pursue long-term goals with help from SCO

Selena has found her calling. She has found healing through sharing her story and inspiring others. Learn More

Carlos’ Story

A world of opportunity through resilience, focus, and assistance from SCO College Specialists

Carlos is a true SCO success story. Learn More

96%

of 12th graders in Family Foster Care graduated high school; 61% are enrolled in post-secondary education

95%

of women in our residential recovery program remained substance free

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