Kaitlyn’s Story

If you asked Kaitlyn years ago about how her experience at SCO’s Madonna Heights would help her grow, she wouldn’t have had an answer. Kaitlyn’s painful childhood meant being in and out of hospitals, group homes, and residential programs starting at just 8 years old. After her 16th birthday, she arrived at SCO’s Madonna Heights campus feeling angry, defiant, untrusting, and alone. Her struggle persisted – until everything changed for the better.

According to Kaitlyn, every single person she encountered at Madonna Heights made her feel human, loved, important, safe, and secure. She thrived for two years living on the Madonna Heights campus with a new support system focused on helping her achieve her personal, emotional, and academic goals. Today, Kaitlyn is overjoyed to use her life experiences to help guide the next generation of young women as a Youth Advocate at Madonna Heights.

Kaitlyn’s journey gave her the knowledge and insight to show people that no one is alone, to encourage them to advocate for themselves and to guide them on the path to finding their self-worth.

“Knowing my story can influence the story of another young girl which inspires me to give back,” said Kaitlyn.

 

 

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SCO at PS/IS 41

After School

Co-located in the same building as our FirstStepNYC Early Education Center, SCO provides After School programming for elementary and middle school students at PS/IS 41 in Brownsville. Activities include academic enrichment, homework assistance, and weekly instruction in creative/visual arts, performing arts, STEM, literacy, and recreation. Our school-based program is an essential resource for working families, providing a safe and enriching environment during out-of-school hours.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at PS/IS 41 and neighborhood schools

Age Criteria or Other Eligibility Requirements

Kindergarten-8th grade PS 41

How to Access this Program or Service

Contact the program director. PS 41: 347-525-5986.  IS 41: 347-525-5647

This program is associated with...

A Vibrant Brownsville

Brownsville, Brooklyn is a vibrant, evolving, and unique neighborhood; and SCO is proud of our partnership with the community for over three decades.  Read More

Success Stories

Kaitlyn’s Story

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Almost

90%

of clients at our Brooklyn Youth Center achieved their employment goals

We help

1,300

children and young adults through foster care programs

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