Ryan’s Story

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Options for exploring his interests and creativity were limited. But that all changed for Ryan when his mentor at SCO encouraged and empowered him to pursue his dreams.

This mentorship broadened Ryan’s world and opened doors to opportunities. He discovered his abilities and strengths, nurtured a love for science, and developed his networking skills. Today, Ryan is proud to pay his experience forward by mentoring, encouraging, and guiding younger children at SCO.

Ryan is now a sophomore majoring in Biology at Jamestown Community College. SCO assisted him with transportation, college applications, and opportunities for financial aid to help him fulfill his potential and continue his education.

“Thank you for investing in my future,” said Ryan. “There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.”

Town Hall

The in-person Town Hall registration is full.

Registration for the in-person Town Hall at Genovese Family Life Center is full. You may still register to attend the meeting remotely by live-streaming at your computer.* Register to livestream via Zoom

*Live streaming is available at several SCO locations that have recently undergone a network upgrade:
Long Island: Glen Cove Office, RJMCC, Brentwood Office, Vanderbilt IRA
Queens: Genovese Family Life Center
Brooklyn: Morris Koppelman ECC, Shirley Chisholm ECC, 154 Lawrence St, Flushing Family Residence, Rodney St

Ryan’s Story

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At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Learn More

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