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SCO Foster Youth Visit D.C.

June 11, 2019 / SCO News

Twenty-eight youth from SCO’s Foster Care program got to see our nation’s capital up close thanks to the support of the New York City Council and funding provided through the Wraparound Support for Transitional-Aged Foster Youth Initiative.

The youth took a fun-filled four-day tour of Washington D.C. to learn more about our Federal government and visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, White House, and many other national monuments. A highlight came when the group met with Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (9th Congressional District, Brooklyn) for an inside look at Congress and a V.I.P. tour of the Capitol Building. The group wrapped up their excursion with a trip to the Museum of African American History and Culture.

The trip was part of SCO’s mentorship program for older youth in Foster Care. It was a first-time visit for most, and the experience has given these young adults an appreciation of civic engagement. See video. More photos.

Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community

Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards