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Roberto’s Story

Roberto has been a resident of one of SCO’s Independence Inns for the past two years. Located in Brooklyn and Queens, Independence Inns provide shelter and support for young people who are experiencing homelessness or have run away. SCO staff helps residents finish school and acquire skills that will prepare them to be self-sufficient.

Since coming to the Inn, Roberto has used his time to focus on his education and passion for baseball. In January 2024, Roberto graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and began his pursuit of a college education. During this time, Roberto also obtained his Home Health Aide Certificate and became employed as a salesperson at Portobella Suits in Brooklyn.

With support and guidance from the Inn staff, Roberto researched colleges, taking his time to determine the right choice for him. Roberto ultimately decided to accept admission to Tompkins Courtland Community College where he plans to study Finance and play baseball.

Roberto is scheduled to transition from Inn I to college in late August 2024. Roberto can pursue his dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball player and getting a good education.

Roberto is extremely excited for the next chapter in his life. He has expressed gratitude and is thankful for all the support he has received from SCO Family of Services and the staff at the Inn as he strives toward a brighter future.

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