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Foster Friday: The Making of a Family

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Herbert Godoy and David Hatcher had been thinking for some time about how they were going to start their family. They knew they were going to adopt but didn’t know which of several routes to take. Then they saw a picture of Jaylen.

Representing Children’s Aid

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Earlier this spring, eight teens from our four different Boys & Girls Clubs competed to be the Children’s Aid representative in the Youth of the Year competition. The competition was stiff, and it was difficult to pick one candidate above all others. But Sage Lopez, from our East Harlem Center, rose to the top and earned the right to travel to Albany and compete for the statewide honor. While he didn’t win, he had a great experience and wrote about his journey and the competition:

Americorps Graduates Keep Moving Forward

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Celebrating the Bronx

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Students Stand Up for Peace

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It’s Always Time to GYT

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On April 24, our JAM Peer Educators hosted a workshop at the Next Generation Center for about a dozen teens. The motivation behind the workshop was GYT: Get Yourself Tested. The phrase is the brainchild of MTV, but it’s been taken up nationwide, including in the South Bronx.

Harlem Hoopsters with an Eye on College

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There are plenty of talented ball players who might not quite get on the radar of St. John’s or Syracuse but whose skills can net them a college education. About 50 young men at that level gathered on April 29 at Milbank Center for the 7th Annual Basketball Showcase.

National Foster Care Month

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Today we kick off National Foster Care Month by announcing a special day for the men and women who offer their homes and themselves to children and teenagers in foster care by becoming much needed foster parents. Later in the month we will host a special day for the Children’s Aid Society foster parents and their friends who are interested in becoming a foster parent.

Keeping Track of NYC’s Children

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Every two years, the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) releases a report that is valued by all of us who work with children and advocate for them.

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