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SCO Celebrates Black History Month

March 14, 2023 / Independent Youth News

From special projects to culminating events, programs throughout SCO celebrated Black History Month in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.

Intermediate Care Facility

Residents of our Jamaica Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for adults with developmental disabilities celebrated the ingenuity of African Americans by learning about Black inventors and creating history books to honor their achievements.


Brooklyn Youth Center

The Brooklyn Youth Center held a Black History Month workshop and celebration for youth 14-24 years old. Youth engaged in activities and games, took part in an information session and enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by staff.


Ottilie Campus – Theresa Paplin School

Students at Theresa Paplin School explored the impact that Motown Records had on popular music. They performed some of the biggest hits from Motown artists at their Black History Month closing ceremony.


Sea Cliff Campus – Residential Treatment Center

The Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center staff gathered to commemorate Black History Month with a staff luncheon. Good food and great company!




of eligible residents at our Dix Hills Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities

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children and young adults through foster care programs

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