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The SVS Motto “Believe, Belong, Become, Benefact”

As members of a community are interrelated, so are the precepts of the SVS motto. Each individual precept derives its strength and meaning from the others, and fuels our approach to our work with the young people and families in our care. First one believes and learns to have faith and trust in oneself, and in others. With belief, one is able to belong to the larger community, and to participate meaningfully in the groups, organizations, and institutions that serve the community and make it stronger. Through belonging, one has the opportunity to become the person one wants to be, and to aspire to greatness in all areas of life. And in so becoming, one learns to benefact, to give back to the community in order to make the world a better place for the next one who dares to believe. The entire St.Vincent’s Community, from our youngest to our oldest members, benefits from living the ideals behind our motto.And in applying its precepts, we each become the beneficiary of what we have practiced because “it is in giving that we receive; it is in loving that we are loved.”

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2012 Annual Dinner

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ION Media Networks

ION Media Networks is an innovator in television content and technology, bringing entertainment and choice to all consumers. ION is a privately owned independent television company, serving over 100 million U.S. homes. It has become a leading provider of television, with nationwide networks delivering content to 260 million Americans 24/7. ION strives to provide television entertainment that is affordable and accessible to all consumers. Its flagship general entertainment network, ION Television offers quality programming with an attitude of innovation and growth. ION fosters an environment of Innovation, balancing creativity and discipline to discover ideas and opportunities. ION welcomes Diversity in people and ideas, recognizing that many inputs often result in valuable outputs. ION believes in Empowerment of employees through tools and support to achieve results. The ION team, individually and collectively, is committed to Accountability for its success and challenges, as well as its standing and reputation in the local and national community. All together, these values and principles – Innovation, Diversity, Empowerment, Accountability – spell the IDEA that has been at the root of ION’s success and progress in recent years, for which the ION team would like to express gratitude to its partners, clients and viewers.

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Brandon Burgess Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ION Media Networks, Inc. Brandon Burgess has guided ION Media Networks’ growth since 2006. Under his leadership, ION has emerged as a successful independent U.S. television company. He spearheaded the branding and programming turnaround of its flagship network, ION Television, making it a top 15 U.S. entertainment TV destination in record time. Burgess has also championed ION’s launch of special interest networks, including qubo, an education-oriented channel for children, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active lifestyles. He initiated the Open Mobile Video Coalition among leading UHV TV spectrum owners, to focus on wireless and next-generation television innovation. Previously, Burgess was the head of Business Development and Strategy for NBCUniversal, where he was credited with evolving the NBC broadcast network into a diversified global multimedia company, culminating in NBC‘s acquisition of Universal Entertainment. In prior positions, Burgess worked in Corporate Strategy for PepsiCo and in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Raised and educated in Germany and the United States, Burgess is bilingual and a graduate of the European Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Saira enjoy spending time with their two young children, Elsa and Benjamin.

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Youth of the Year Awards The Youth of the Year Award has an esteemed history. First called “The Corporal Raul Orta Award,” it was named for a young man who lived at St.Vincent’s from 1959 until 1963. Raul rejoined the United States Marine Corps in 1965 and was killed in action in Vietnam on February 1, 1967, one month before he was to terminate his tour of duty. He was not quite 22 years old. In commemoration of Raul’s sacrifice for his county, the Board of St. Vincent’s unanimously voted to designate an annual award for a senior resident of St.Vincent’s Services deemed most worthy of such an honor. All the recipients listed below have distinguished themselves in one capacity or another.We are now proud of their association with St.Vincent’s.

2011 Marcelle Dublin

1995 Ishmael Robleh

1979 Anthony Miller

2010 Tasha Pringle

1994 Si Van Lam

2009 Carl McVay

1993 Shawn Vialva

1978 Victor Flores Jose Flores

2008 Devon Reynolds

1992 Karleen Duval

1977 Melvin Penn

2007 Melany Centano

1991 Anna Velez

1976 John McConnell

2006 Christine Chung

1990 Charles Hazzard

1975 Hiram Rodrigues

2005 Joel Ceballos

1989 Phan Ming Tung

1974 Patrick Saintostel

2004 Bahati Dramou

1988 James Michael Gregg

1973 William Rusiecki

2003 Antoinette Holley

1987 Lawrence Harris

2002 Kenith Packer

1986 Debi Roy

2001 Brandy Caughman

1985 Edward Irizarry

1971 Michael C.Thorogood Steven E.Wojnarowicz

2000 Elliot Fynn

1984 Edwin Hernandez, Jr.

1970 Julio Morales

1999 Shelly Ramsammy

1983 Ralph Johnson, Jr.

1998 Glen Bridgers

1982 Jason Wheeler

1969 Dennis Thomas Lawrence Thomas

1997 Kareem Roker

1981 Eugene Warren

1968 Raphael Torres

1996 Loran Tulloch

1980 Stephen McCain

1967 Raphael Torres

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2012 Youth of the Year Award

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Damien Little For his outstanding achievements and for exemplifying the values and principles of St.Vincent’s Services. St.Vincent’s is honored to present the 2012 Youth of the Year Award to Damien for his extraordinary personal transformation, academic accomplishment and unyielding desire to succeed. Damien’s journey of overcoming adversity makes him a role model for other foster youth who are seeking hope. Damien was born and raised in Brooklyn as the youngest of five siblings. From an early age, his family encouraged him to excel academically by putting an emphasis on education.They also inspired him to dream. Damien’s grandmother nicknamed him “Doc” because she wanted him to become a doctor.While Damien still carries his childhood nickname, he now dreams of becoming an entrepreneur instead of pursuing medicine. Currently, Damien is a sophomore at LaGuardia Community College, majoring in Business Management. Damien’s road to college was a tumultuous one as he had to face many obstacles along the way. When he was a young boy, Damien was introduced to the foster care system as his both mother and grandmother had fallen victim to drug addiction and were unable to care for him or his brothers and sisters. For a long time, Damien faced his challenges by keeping them bottled up inside.The anger of not living with his family led to school fights; inconsistent grades and a tremendous loss of hope. “We ran away a lot.We wanted to live with our family, and anything less, no matter how good, was not enough at the time.” However, once he and his brother were old enough to enter a St.Vincent’s Group Home, his life took a turn for the better. “The house was unlike anything I had ever experienced.We had strict rules and tutoring schedules, but we had a lot of fun as well. I liked living with my two brothers, and I bonded with the staff and my peers. It became a family.” Damien also confronted his battle with anger by learning how to meditate through St.Vincent’s Peace Project.The Peace Project taught the youth how to respect different cultures by exploring their traditions and philosophies. Because of the skills that Damien acquired in the Group Home as well as the workshops and initiatives that he attended at St.Vincent’s, he was able to propel himself forward. By receiving the right amount of support, Damien graduated from high school on time, which is one of the accomplishments that he is most proud of achieving in addition to getting accepted into college. “Some people thought I couldn’t do. But here at St.Vincent’s, they had faith in me.They believed that I could do it so I started to believe too. And now, look. I’m in my second year of college.” S V I N C E N T ’S T

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Mr.William P. Sabado President & Chief Executive Officer St.Vincent’s Services My Dear Friends, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to St.Vincent’s Services 2012 Annual Dinner. My transition to the head of this agency has completed a three-year planning process initiated by the St. Vincent’s Board when I became the operational partner to Rev. Msgr. Robert M. Harris, our outgoing President and CEO. As I go forward, I hope in some small way to be able to replicate the remarkable legacy of accomplishment that characterized the agency under Msgr. Harris’s leadership. At St.Vincent’s, we transform lives characterized by poverty and neglect into bright, hopeful futures. We focus on the whole child, allowing each young person to develop to his or her full potential.We work hard to ensure that when our children leave us, they are equipped with marketable skills that will enable them to support themselves for the rest of their lives. Our signature educational initiative – the American Dream Program – fulfills this ambitious goal by ensuring that all young people who are accepted into a program of higher education (including college, technology or trade programs, vocational training, etc.) will be able to attend their chosen institution until they graduate. Since our young people overwhelmingly lack the supports and “safety nets” of a child who has grown up in a traditional family structure, it goes without saying that without this crucial source of support their goals of higher education and self-sufficiency would truly be little more than a dream. Our Annual Dinner gives us the chance to celebrate our achievements while we raise funds for our work with the vulnerable youth and families who come to us in need. Because of you, our young people will have a better shot at their hopes and ambitions. Through initiatives such as the American Dream Program, we empower our youth to envision a future that includes a college education, a fulfilling career, financial stability, and full personal development. We couldn’t help these boys and girls achieve their dreams without the caring generosity of our donors. In this light, we are extraordinarily grateful for your belief in our work. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season,

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The Children of St.Vincent’s Services thank ION Media Networks & Brandon Burgess for their outstanding support.

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The children of St.Vincent’s Services thank all of the Underwriters of the dinner.

The entire dinner journal, including the congratulatory pages, can be accessed on St.Vincent’s Services website at www.svs.org

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2012 Annual Dinner Committee Stephen Deckoff Managing Principal Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C.

Randy Falco President & CEO Univision Communications Inc.

Navid Mahmoodzadegan Managing Director & Founder Moelis & Company

Jay Penske Chairman & CEO PMC

Josh Sapan President & CEO AMC Networks, Inc.

Alan D. Schwartz Executive Chairman Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Mark A.Van Lith Senior Managing Director Guggenheim Partners, LLC

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St.Vincent’s Services Executive Summary Founded in 1869 as a refuge for homeless Brooklyn newsboys, today St. Vincent’s Services (SVS) is a full-service agency providing comprehensive support for young people and their foster, birth, and adoptive families in an atmosphere of inclusiveness and caring. SVS programs enjoy a reputation for excellence and are continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of New York City’s families.

Our Family Foster Care and Adoptive Services — one of the largest programs of its type in New York City — offers adoption and post-adoptive services as well as intensive case management and support services for our young people and their foster and birth families. Our goal is to find permanent homes for our youth, placing approximately 100 children in permanent adoptive homes each year. SVS has been rated “outstanding” by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) for our number of successful adoptions. Our Specialized Preventive Services initiative provides additional services to prevent foster care, particularly for families with a child at risk, often involving a special medical condition and/or a developmental disability.

“We serve needy children and their families with services which support, supplement, or substitute for the healing, nurturing, and developing relationships ideally found in family life.” This mission remains unchanged as our programs grow to meet the complex needs of New York City’s children and families. SVS’s important services to our community include: • SVS provides support and care for around 1,000 of the NewYork City’s most vulnerable children annually, including over 600 in foster family homes; • Special care programs include Positive Caring Services for children with medically fragile conditions, Youth Residential Services, and Developmentally Disabled Services; • Our outpatient Mental Health Clinic hosts 21,000 visits per year, comprised of both SVS children and families as well as clients from the surrounding community; • The Behavioral Health Services Program helps families reunite with children who are in foster care due to addiction problems, the cause behind 80% of children in foster care.

Our Youth Residential Services, rated “excellent” by the ACS, offers group residences in Queens and Staten Island where dedicated around-the-clock staff help young people achieve stability and become healthy, active members of their home and community. YRS includes a permanency planning unit to secure family connections for adolescents, ensuring that these young people have access to housing, education and/or employment when they leave our care. Based on YRS’ track record, this area has expanded to special residences and support for boys and girls ages 13-18 with behavioral and/or emotional needs preventing them from residing in a family setting. Further, SVS was awarded a program to provide safe housing and placement for youth from New York City’s juvenile justice system, along with services to help these youth and their families secure a better future in their communities.

With these services, SVS affects 10,000 New York City lives annually, including foster, birth, and adoptive families, as well as other citizens who seek help at our facilities. This is made possible through the work of our team of 400 full-time and 50 Our Behavioral Health Services incorporate five part-time staff, along with 50 caring volunteers. outpatient mental health clinics that provide

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comprehensive services to both SVS clients and the general public, including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other specialists conduct assessments and develop individualized treatment plans. In the area of addiction treatment, our Outpatient Chemical Dependence Treatment Program helps clients stop using mood-altering substances, strengthen family and social relationships, develop a sober support network in their communities, upgrade their educational and vocational skills and ultimately become self-reliant.

provide them with support enabling them to care for themselves to the best of their individual abilities, while recreational and cultural outings allow them to take part in enjoyable activities with their peers.

Our Developmentally Disabled Services maintain community residences where profoundly disabled adults can live in supportive “family style” housing. SVS provides these residents with comfortable living conditions, quality medical care and physical therapy. Weekly life skills workshops

Our Education and Empowerment programs provide the young people of SVS with the types of support that will help them achieve academically, personally and professionally, gain self-sufficiency and become productive members and leaders in their communities.

Our Education and Empowerment programs are known for the extra effort to ensure that our youth overcome challenges and prepare for bright futures:

Our signature American Dream Program (ADP) provides promising young collegians tutoring, counseling, tuition assistance, as well as room and board, and health insurance through graduation Our Positive Caring Services program provides — even past the age of 21 when all government support care and support for medically fragile infants and ceases. children facing complex conditions, including The Pathways to the American Dream Program HIV/AIDS, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brittle bone (PAD) extends such educational focus to a younger syndrome, and autism. PCS offers important assistance age group, supporting 9th-11th graders attending to families, enhancing their ability to cope with these New York City public schools, improving their conditions affecting their children. St. Vincent’s educational outcomes, focusing on “on time” Medical Treatment Center operates a full pediatric graduation and preparing them for entering college and adolescent clinic with specialties in neurology and or postsecondary school. pediatric and infectious diseases, providing medical care to children and adolescents. The Center also The SMART Girls program focuses specifically on provides training for foster and adoptive parents on helping girls overcome emotional and personal how to deal with the complex medical needs of those traumas and build lives based on safety, children. This training enables parents to perform at security, and self-sufficiency. We offer them home many of the specialized treatments their character-building interventions, including artistic children need, enhancing health and comfort and self-expression, Book Clubs focused on women’s avoiding lengthy and repeated hospitalizations for the issues in various cultures, as well as academic mentoring. youngsters.

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A Quarter Century of Former Honorees Helping Improve the Lives of St.Vincent’s Children Year Honored

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Company/Job Title

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Andrew W. Hobson

Nielsen Univision Communications, Inc., Sr. Executive Vice President & CFO

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Peter S. Zaffino

Marsh, Inc., President & CEO

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Doreen A. Toben

Verizon Communications Inc., Former Executive Vice President & CFO

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Martin J. Sullivan

Willis Group Holdings, Deputy Chairman and Chairman and CEO of its Willis Global Solutions, Former Chairman of AIG

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David Shedlarz

Pfizer, Inc. - former Vice Chairman

2005

Michael J. Dolan

IMG, President & COO, Former CFO of Viacom, Inc.

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Salvatore Zaffino

Guy Carpenter & Company, Chairman & CEO

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John A. Schneider

G2 Investment Group, Former Managing Director of Allen & Company

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Seth H. Waugh

Deutsche Bank Americas, CEO

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Salvatore Sodano

The American Stock Exchange LLC - Former Chairman & CEO

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Leo M. Hart

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, Director of Sales Former Manging Director of Brae Capital Corp.

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Richard J. Bressler

Thomas H. Lee Partners, Managing Director, Former CFO, Time Warner

1998

Frank C. Lanza

L-3 Communication, Inc., Founder, Chairman & CEO - Deceased

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John F. Antioco

Blockbuster, Former Chairman

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Fredric V. Salerno

New Mountain Capital, L.L.C., Senior Advisor and Director of GGCP, Inc. a company of Gabelli, Former Vice Chairman & CFO of Verizon

1995

Richard A. Grasso

New York Stock Exchange, Former Chairman

1994

Thomas R. Tizzio

AIG , Retired Senior Vice Chairman - General Insurance & Chairman of the Board, St. Vincent’s Services

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Vincent Tese

Cablevision Systems, Director, Former Director of Bear Stearns

1992

Frank A. Zarb

Nasdaq, Former Chairman

1991

John A. Catsimatidis

Red Apple Group, President, Chairman & CEO

1990

Nancy DeMatteis

Wife of Deceased Former Chairman of the Board for St. Vincent’s Services, Fred DeMatteis, Co-Founder of Home Depot

1989

Robert G. Blount

American Home Products Corporation, Former Executive Vice President

1988

Alan D. Schwartz

Guggenheim Partners, LLC, Executive Chairman

1987

Kenneth G. Langone

Invemed Associates, LLC - Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President

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James Inzerillo

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St. Vincent’s Services, Inc. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Alan D. Schwartz, Chairman of the Board Executive Chairman Guggenheim Partners, LLC John J. McDonough, Esq., 1st Vice Chairman Vice Chairman, General Litigation Department Cozen O’Connor Mark A.Van Lith, Treasurer Senior Managing Director Guggenheim Partners, LLC Robert M. Corwen, Jr., Secretary President John Mullins & Sons, Inc.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD John J. Amore

William D. Motherway, Esq. Executive Vice President Tishman Construction Corporation

Andrew W. Attivissimo Thomas E. Constance, Esq. Chairman/Partner Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Larry Rafferty Chief Executive Officer Rafferty Capital Markets

Lawrence F. DiGiovanna, Esq.

Most Reverend Paul R. Sanchez, D.D. Pastor Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

John W. McConnell, Esq. Counsel for Office of Court Administration NYS Supreme Court

Seth H. Waugh Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Bank Americas

William A. McKenna, Jr.

TRUSTEE MEMBERS Marc S. Cohn President Eldan Properties Ltd. John R. Considine Executive Vice President & CFO Becton, Dickinson & Company Thomas R. Tizzio

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“See the Pretty Apples�

On a sunny Sunday morning,Alan D. Schwartz along with Brandon Burgess hosted a large group of SVS kids in Northern Westchester. Even though there were slim picking for apples,Alan and Brandon provided expert direction in retrieving the best ones hanging from the tippy tops!

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St.Vincent’s Services 2012 Dinner Menu

APPETIZER Grilled Prawns Charred Corn, Jicama Smoked Red Pepper Remoulade Sauvignon Blanc,Whitehaven Marlborough, New Zealand *** ENTREE Sliced Grilled Venison Saffron Potato Ecresse Melted Leeks, Candied Eggplant Red Wine Sauce Cabernet Sauvignon,William Hill Napa Valley, California *** DESSERT Dark Chocolate Tropical Fruit Cadeau Vanilla Cake, Passion Fruit Mousse Fresh Tropical Fruit Raspberry Sauce *** Waldorf=Astoria Petits Fours Freshly Brewed Coffee,Tea, and Decaffeinated Coffee

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Program WELCOME John J. McDonough, Esq. First Vice Chairman, St.Vincent’s Services Vice Chairman, General Litigation Department Cozen O’Connor NATIONAL ANTHEM REMARKS AND INVOCATION Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D. Bishop of Brooklyn and Queens GREETINGS William P. Sabado, LMSW, JD 2012 YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD Damien Little INTRODUCTION OF GUEST OF HONOR Alan D. Schwartz Chairman of the Board St.Vincent’s Services Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners, LLC AWARD PRESENTATION TO GUEST OF HONOR 2012 Fred and Nancy DeMatteis Award to Brandon Burgess REMARKS Brandon Burgess Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ION Media Networks, Inc. CONCLUDING REMARKS John J. McDonough, Esq.

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“The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation” Ray L.Wilbur

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Through our signature American Dream Program (ADP), promising young collegians are provided with tuition assistance, tutoring, and counseling, as well as room and board, health insurance, and incidental living expenses through graduation. The ADP is at the forefront of our efforts to ensure that when our children leave us, they do so with marketable skills which will allow them to support themselves for the rest of their lives.The following pages of the 2012 American Dream ProgramYearbook document the challenges and triumphs our young collegians have experienced in their pursuit of a college education.

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Keturah When a St.Vincent’s foster care crisis counselor gave Keturah a book for her birthday, she said thank you, but her gratitude only came after giving it a good read.“At first, I couldn’t believe that I was getting just a book for my birthday. But later, I realized it was the best gift I’d ever been given,” says the college freshman. She felt as if the memoir, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown was speaking directly to her. Coming from a background filled with trauma, she could relate to the protagonist’s whirlwind life. Five high schools in four years, Keturah struggled to maintain consistency in her academic career and eventually dropped out. However, she knew that she had to turn her life around. Obtaining her GED was the next step.While many of her peers struggled with the exam, she passed on her first try. Now, she just needed to get into college. Keturah turned to St.Vincent’s, and they provided guidance on the college admission process.Today, she attends Kingsborough Community College with career aspirations of becoming a high school English teacher.“I know what it feels like to struggle; to feel pain, but at the end of the day, if you believe in yourself, you can make it to wherever you want to go.” Like Cupcake Brown who is a practicing lawyer, author and motivational speaker, Keturah hopes to use her own story of trials and tribulations as personal motivation to accomplish all of her dreams.“People have a hard time of understanding what I’ve been through,” says the old soul,“but I survived, and now I’m trying to do something better with my life.” Having filled countless journals over the years, today, the young poet continues to pick up her notebook and jot down whatever she feels in her heart. Her passion for poetry has been burning for years, and she hopes to bring this love into the classroom one day.

Junesha As many teenagers try to blend in with the crowd, Junesha does the exact opposite. She follows her heart,which seperated her from the street lifestyle that many of her peers were involved in and led her to study nursing at Medgar Evers College.With a courseload of five classes, this determined young woman has not missed a beat since the first day of class. Having been with St.Vincent’s Services since she was eleven years old, Junesha is a firm believer that loyalty is everything.“Loyalty isn’t just staying true to the people who you love. I’ve learned that you have to stay loyal to yourself.” She believes that everyone has a moral compass, and she tries to adhere by hers no matter how hard it may be.Wise beyond her years, the ambitious, red-headed college freshman admits that her strength comes from watching people around her make “not the best” decisions. Before she figured out what she wanted for herself, she knew what she did not want.“My mother had me when she was my age now.That’s too young. She never finished school,” says the eighteen-year old youth. Junesha knew life wasn’t going to be easy, but with the help of St.Vincent’s in addition to her own motivation, she realized that she could accomplish anything that she set her mind to do. Her biggest accomplishment thus far has been graduating from high school. When asked if there was one particular person who inspires her, she does not hesistate before saying in a low but confident voice,“Me.” Although Junesha acknowledges that there have been people along the way who have made a difference, she says,“St. Vincent’s has taught me to be self-efficient. I inspire myself.What I’ve been through, what I’ve seen and what I have accomplished is what gets me through the day. I am the only person who can make changes in my life.” Like her aunts and cousins who are involved in medical professions, Junesha aspires to become a nurse.“I want to help people. It doesn’t matter if I help children or adults. I just want to give back to people who need it.” S V I N C E N T ’S T

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Dayquwan At 14 years old, Dayquwan found a home at St.Vincent’s Services’ Foster Care. Four years later, he is a college freshman at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Only 19 years old, this young man knows exactly what it is going to take to accomplish his dream of becoming a paramedic.“I have to work hard. College is fun, but right now I’m learning how to balance my social life and my studies.When it comes down to it, school comes first.As long as I focus on my education, I can accomplish whatever I choose.” However, this college freshman wasn’t always so determined.“I used to lack focus and didn’t know how to achieve it,” he says. Dayquwan credits his aunt for pushing him to do something with his day.“I used to sleep in for no reason until my aunt started forcing me to do chores and be productive. I started to realize how much time I had been wasting and was determined to do something about it.”With the help of St.Vincent’s, the young man started thinking about his interests.“I always liked science. I realized that I was good at it when I started getting perfect scores on tests in ninth grade.” It wasn’t until his support systems at SVS and at home urged him to pursue his passion for science that he decided to apply to college. Now, he attends class Monday through Friday with a complete courseload. Dayquwan no longer relies on his photographic memory to pass a class. He puts several hours of studying a week, so that he can achieve at least a B+ in each course. Like Richard Wright, the author of his recent favorite book Black Boy, Dayquwan has pulled himself up by the bootstraps in search of a brighter future for himself and his family. He hopes to be an inspiration to his five brothers and two sisters by finishing college; being completely independent and being a good person to others.

Sha Rhonda “Some people never gave up on me. My aunt, high school teachers and St.Vincent’s caseworkers were always there for me,” says Sha Rhonda, a 21-year old college sophmore at Kingsborough Community College.With aspirations to become a broadcaster, host and model, Sha Ronda is currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Technology and Management. In five years, she sees herself working at a top network. Even though she knows that the competition in this career is steep, Sha Rhonda feels that she is her biggest competition and always strives to improve herself. This intelligent young woman came into SVS foster care when she was 12 years old. By the age of 14, she was attending SVS Independent Living Workshops, which prepared her for the responsibilities of adulthood. Today, as she begins to age out of the foster care system, Sha Rhonda feels that she is ready to face the world on her own. While she has encountered many difficulties in life, such as losing her brother to a tragic accident in recent years, Sha Rhonda uses personal challenges as motivators.“There’s nothing like facing the worst, and knowing that you have made it through.” She is also greatly motivated by her dreams of a better life for herself and for her young son, Xavier.“Tunnel vision” is how Sha Ronda drives her passion for success.“I take care of my son. I work. I go to school. I do what I have to do to be successful.”This semester, she plans on achieving a 3.75 or higher in all of her classes, while being the best mother that she can be.As she balances her education, her part-time job as a sales clerk and raising a child, Sha Rhonda is fearlessly pushing her way to the top.

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Vernonica Fours years ago,Veronica, a foster care youth, found herself at a crossroads. She was fifteen, pregnant and scared, but she made a choice. She chose life.Today, her face lights up when she talks about her daughter, Johaily.“She’s a smart little girl,” she says as about her inquisitive daughter who keeps her on her toes daily with a load of questions and energy. Before she gave birth,Veronica admits to being somewhat of a “know-it-all” teenager. She wanted to do whatever she felt like doing and did not think twice about consequences. Now, that has all changed. At 19,Veronica has started college at NewYork City College of Technology. Even though she was sidetracked in school, she realized the importance of obtaining an education for a better life.This year, with the encouragement of St.Vincent’s , she was determined to get her G.E.D.At first, she was skeptical about her abilities, but she studied hard and passed on her first try. From that experience, she learned that with effort and determination, anything was possible.When she sees teenage girls acting out like she had done in earlier years, she tries to lend a helping hand and serve as a positive influence.“I’m not sure what I want to do with my life yet, but I would like to do something that involves helping kids.” An avid reader, this college student engrosses herself in the latest literary and commercial hits.While she enjoys reading suspense, romance and mystery, she is open to reading anything that captures her attention in the first few chapters. She particularly likes books with strong female heroines, such as the first book of the Hunger Games series. “It sends a good message to young girls.” “I wish teenagers would enjoy their childhood, while it lasts.There’s plenty of time for everything else that comes with being an adult. I always tell teens that there’s no easy way out.You think there is, but there isn’t.There’s just the people who make it, and the people who don’t. Hard work is important,”Veronica says. Perhaps, there is a budding social worker in our midst.

Brandii Brandii, a young woman of twenty has faced one of the most heart-wrenching challenges in life, the passing of a parent.As she keeps her mother’s memory in the forefront of her mind, Brandii keeps moving forward and never looks back. In addition to her late mother, numerous female role models from her St.Vincent’s family to her biological family have inspired her to put education as her top priority. With only three and a half semesters to go, this college junior excitedly awaits completing school and becoming fully independent.“I’m not grown until I have my own.That’s something that I’ve always felt. Right now, I work part-time and go to school, but I am still working on self-efficiency. St.Vincent’s have been in my life for three years. I don’t know what I’d do without them.They’ve been helping me out with college as I get my life together.” From becoming a firefighter, joining marines to modeling, it’s the sky’s the limit for Brandii.As a criminal justice major at Mollege College, she does not limit herself to one specific career path. Instead, she is open to all of the possibilities that life may bring.“I have too many interests, and with today’s economy, I think it is important to be flexible when it comes to choosing a career.” With her high-waisted pants and bright orange lipstick, her creativity is evident as she discusses her passion for music, fashion and writing poetry.“Artistic expression is important to me. It’s who I am,” Brandii says.“Whether it’s choosing a combination of patterns for an outfit, listening to a Bob Marley song or writing down my thoughts, it all helps me get through the day.” One day, after college, Brandii dreams of leaving New York and relocating in another part of the country, or even outside of the States. She hopes to live in a new environment; experience different people and enjoy her future career that her journey will have led her to. S VINCENT T

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Dianna No stranger to hard work, Dianna has been interning steadily for the past three years at the East New York Farmer’s Market, which seeks to unlock the potential of East New York youth through engaging them in different aspects of running of a ½ acre organic farm.Through the internship, Dianna has been able to participate as a leader in her community as she continues to learn about the environment, nutrition, health, community and economic development, and social justice. Only having been with St.Vincent’s foster care for one year and half, Dianna is fairly new to the SVS family.Although she is still familiarizing herself with all of the programs that St.Vincent’s has to offer, she has already bonded with staff who have encouraged her to pursue her ambition. “SVS staff motivated me. I graduated high school on time. I started college right away without having to take time off. I’m proud of myself for that,” says the Guyana native.“My high school prom was a great time. I shared a limo with friends and didn’t worry about anything that night. It was amazing. But, now I’m ready to focus.” The college freshman states that she does not just want a “job.” She wants a career.When asked to share words of movitation to someone who may want to be where she is today, the assertive young woman thinks for a minute and sighs.“I’d tell them to look around. Look at the adults that they know.At some point, you have to ask yourself,‘do I want to live paycheck to paycheck, or do I want to be comfortable with a house, a car and have some sort of stability?’” Because she likes children, loves science and would like to help people, she has chosen the pre-med track. Dianna knows that nothing worth having is easy to obtain, so she is gearing herself up for a rigorous courseload with a strict studying schedule; a loud alarm clock for early classes and enough dedication to pull herself through the hard times. One day, she hopes to treat and cure children and serve as a mentor for young women.

Melquan At his high school graduation, Melquan was surrounded by his St.Vincent’s support system, recognizing that he had come a long way since he first entered foster care. Since then, he had continued to grow and prosper. Now, the college sophomore says,“I used have a lot of anger inside of me, but I have since learned to let it go.”While he had always wanted to go to college, St.Vincent’s supplied him with the tools to get there.Whether it was providing tutorial assistance to maintain his grades; helping deciphering his financial aid package or reminding him that he had the smarts to go all the way, SVS never gave up on Melquan.Through providing him with unconditional support and love, he can finally see himself through the eyes of SVS and recognize his full potential. Attending Fingerlakes Community College has provided new challenges for the young man as it is hours away from the home that he has in Brooklyn.Although Melquan maintains a strong relationship with his SVS family and caseworkers, life away from home has allowed Melquan to develop fundamentally on his own as he finds out where his true priorities lie. Since his freshman year, he has grown to further understand the link between education and independence and has decided to put his all into succeeding academically.“Going away to school was a good decision. In a short time, I’ve matured and learned a lot about myself.” Because he is assertive, inquisitive and community-driven, he has taken a liking to current affairs.With his interests in politics, community and social justice, he has chosen political science as his current academic focus. As Melquan grows into a strong confident man, he is consistently keeping up with his classes; searching for viable career options and staying steadfast with his goal of graduating on time.

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Shanida Shanida lives by her favorite quote.“Broaden your horizons, and explore everything that interests you. In time, you will find what makes you happy.”A college senior, Shanida believes that she has finally found a great source of joy in her life.With dreams of becoming a social worker, she aspires to change lives of those who need help like she once did years ago.When she was a young girl, her mother was unable to care for her due to severe mental illness. Consequently, she landed into care at St.Vincent’s. In good hands, Shanida was able to form tight-knit bonds with the staff. Today, Shanida credits one social worker, in particular, who held her hand during through rough times and has served as a strong role model for the past eight years. Ever since she’s been with SVS, Shanida has participated in several initiatives, such as the American Dream Program, the Youth Leadership Academy and many more.As these initiatives provided practical and emotional support, they prepared her to succeed in high school, college and her personal life. Shanida’s strong work ethic remains unmatched. In addition to maintaining a full-time school coursework and part-time work schedule, she assists as a peer mentor and tutor for SVS’s SMART Girls and other programs designed to help SVS high school youth. Shanida wants to show youth that nothing is out the question when it comes to their future.As a young woman who has met her challenges head on and won, her peers aspire to follow in her footsteps. After college, the ambitious young woman seeks to further her education by becoming a LMSW.As Shanida is only a few months shy of obtaining a bachelor’s in social work, her professional aspiration of changing the lives of many is well within her grasp.

Tiffany Trouble in her household led Tiffany to move into a St.Vincent’s Group Home.Although the transition was frightening, the staff connected with the youth and helped her adapt to the new conditions. Because of the state of her life prior to entering the Group Home,Tiffany had not completed high school. However, her support system at St.Vincent’s encouraged the youth to continue her education. An independent thinker,Tiffany decided not to label herself as high school dropout. She wanted to beat the odds. On her own, she sought out to obtain her GED, and she did.Tiffany saw this as the first sign that she could succeed if she remained dedicated and headstrong to her cause. Because of her determination and unapologetic focus, SVS spotted a potential rising star. Here was a person who did not allow her struggles to deter her accomplishing her goals. Instead, she grabbed onto her dreams and went full speed ahead.As she reconnected with her family and continued to develop trust among the SVS staff, she began to listen to their words of advice.“Why don’t you apply to college?” they would say.“It would be a good opportunity for you. It will help you figure out what you want to do with your life.”Tiffany agreed that she should apply to college and see what the future held for her. Now, in her sophomore year, the twenty-year old, computer whiz aspires to become a developer at Apple. She also developed a passion for current events and became a religious newspaper reader.Today, as she stays on top her school work, she stays politically informed so she can make a good decision in the upcoming presidential election. If it wasn’t for SVS, her dreams may have been the same, but she may not have had the support to accomplish her goals.Tiffany thanks SVS for providing strong mentorship, financial support and understanding. Her family at SVS was there when she needed them the most.

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Ben A sophomore at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Ben is on the right path to realizing his dream of becoming a nurse.The St.Vincent’s Group Home resident was not always as focused academically. However, a big turning point for the young man was facing the real world after he dropped out of high school. Ben quickly found out that without a high school diploma, he was less armed to compete for jobs and establish the kind of independent life that he had always anticipated. He then knew that in order to have the life that he wanted for himself, he needed to work hard and obtain an education. He dug deep and found the inner strength to go back to school and finish what he had started.“I wanted to have a great future, so I did what I had to do,” says the SVS youth. Getting accepted into college has been Ben’s greatest accomplishment thus far.While it was a challenge, he met it with vigor and enthusiasm.The young man who once did not think twice about dropping out of high school is now on the track to success.As a part of SVS, Ben can rely on his support system to help him stay on his current path. His SVS family, including staff and youth, has motivated him to make the most out of his talent and will to succeed. With no intention of going backwards, the outgoing, vivacious young man makes sure that his school work receives his full attention before he engages in any social activity. Because he attends college locally, he often participates in SVS programming and events. His role as a mentor for up and coming youth has left a strong impact on the college student. Today, he utilizes his passion for helping others as motivation to get through his studies and become a nurse in his community.

Dajon Just an adolescent, Dajon woke up one day and found the nerve to leave his mother’s house. While many youth leave their homes as they go off to college, unfortunate circumstances caused Dajon’s departure from home to be earlier than usual. His life was surrounded by trauma and neglect, and he wanted to “do better.” Because he knew that his childhood home was not the best environment for him, he took his life into his own hands and improved it.This courageous young man now lives with his friend and St.Vincent’s foster family.“They inspired me to help myself,” says the college sophomore.With goals of pursuing a career in film production, Dajon not only thinks out of the box, he dreams out of the box. While finding success in film production can be challenging as it is a highly competitive industry, Dajon does not let the odds distract him from getting ahead. He is confident that as long as he continues on this path with his current mindset and SVS family in his corner, he will achieve success in this field. One day, Dajon hopes to inspire another youth with a passion for film art by setting the example on how to do it. Now, in his second year at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Dajon studies video art.When he is not working on a school assignment, he still can be found with his eyes glued to a computer screen. Goal-oriented and artistically driven, this young man uses his creativity to not only dictate his future goals but to pass the time.While the average college student may spend his weekend at the movies, Dajon is busy creating movies. He also designs mock commercials; draws in his sketchpad and reads fantasy fiction which influences his artistry.

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Teara Graduating this semester,Teara has set the academic bar in her family to a higher level.Teara and her brother are the first generation in her family to obtain schooling at the university level. Even though the adults in her early family life did not have strong academic backgrounds, she had always set her sights on furthering her education.While in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree, SVS provided Teara with academic and financial support to help her through her higher education career at York College. In fact, it was her foster care support system at St.Vincent’s that inspired her to switch from her nursing aspirations to a career in social work.An optimist,Teara believes that in order to have a good academic career and a successful life, you have to “stay focused and surround yourself with people who respect you and will nurture you.” Leaning on her SVS family,Teara found a strong circle to keep her grounded throughout the last four years through both disappointments and triumphs. Her college experience has allowed her to explore different aspects of life as she develops her tastes. Open-minded and adventurous, this college senior enjoys experiencing different cultures and cuisines.After trying various foods,Teara finds Italian to be the most delicious cuisine.Among her favorite hobbies, she enjoys keeping up with political causes, including the upcoming election.As this young woman is enamored with the effects of political influence and social change, she aims to implement change in society. Because of how much the devoted staff at St.Vincent’s shaped her life,Teara aims to do the same for other youth entering the foster care system.After she obtains her BSW, she has decided to pursue an MSW at Hunter College and give back to the community from which her roots will always lie.

Cheryl Because of her quick wit and natural intelligence, teachers always flocked to Cheryl, encouraging her to recognize her true academic potential. Not only was she dedicated to her school work, she became immersed in sports.Athletically inclined from a young age, Cheryl joined the school basketball team as an outlet for her frustrations.With St.Vincent’s foster care, the youth found a safe haven; however, it did not change the fact that she did not receive the kind of support and motivation from her biological parents that she wanted.To cope, Cheryl decided to look elsewhere. She looked within herself. Dedicated to her studies, this young woman applied herself daily and successfully entered Advanced Placement classes during her senior year of high school. However, because of peer pressure and personal challenges, Cheryl found herself struggling not to fall into the same trap that many of her teenage peers were falling victim to. Cutting class and slacking off became regular behaviors in her school environment. Even though she knew better, it was hard to stay on the right path.Thankfully, she knew she could turn to the St.Vincent’s staff and her mentors at school as her AP Biology teacher and basketball coach for moral support.With their unwavering care, the young scholar was able to complete high school and realize her dream of attending college. Usually the leader of the pack, this independent-minded young woman does not see herself a follower.“I want to be my own boss,” the college sophomore says. Originally, she had hopes of enlisting in the US Air Force. However, now as she takes criminal justice classes at Fulton Montgomery Community College, she has decided to pursue a career as a federal agent. Whether Cheryl chooses to work for the CIA or attempts another profession, she will always credit SVS and her former teachers for believing her from day one.

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Bryant In 2001, Bryant was introduced to the SVS Group Home youth as the newest resident to join the St.Vincent’s family.As he became acclimated with the group home’s daily routine and rules, he turned to older residents for guidance. Joel, a former ADP youth of the year, gave him words to live by.“Keep a good balance between school and friends,” he’d say.“If you want to accomplish anything, you have to work for it.”The young man gravitated towards history classes. He took an instant liking to Greek and Roman mythology, but somewhere along the line, he lost focus. It turned out that it wasn’t so easy to follow his older peer’s advice. Bryant found himself getting into trouble and falling short in his studies. Convinced that high school was not the right place for him at that time, Bryant left school before graduating.The young man was indeed rebellious but not without smarts. SVS staff knew that he could do better and continued to coach him until he returned to school. Years later, Bryant, the self-proclaimed former rebel, is now a college senior at John Jay College and an exemplary college student assistant at SVS. Only a math class and language requirement shy of graduation, this young man is so close to the finishing line that he can see it.“I am staying focused and putting my priorities in place, so I can wrap up college with a strong GPA.” He used to want to be a doctor, and then a teacher. However, today he is working towards joining the FBI. With his observant eye, knack for computer programming and industrious nature, his professional ambition seems to be the perfect fit. “At some point, I wanted to be a cop. It was a fourth grade teacher who told me ‘Aim higher than a cop’ and I know now what she meant. Her name was Ms.Williams.”

Shaniqua “I’ve been with St.Vincent’s practically my whole life, since I was five years old,” says Shaniqua, the twenty-one year old college freshman.While foster care has not been an easy ride, the young woman has connected with SVS staff, specifically her social worker who has been the youth’s champion from the beginning. Shaniqua even views her as an older sister.Today, she gives youth the same words that her social worker gave her once upon a time,“Try to focus. Stay in school. A lot of people will be proud of you.You will be proud of yourself.” Shaniqua agrees that both the best and hardest part of being an adult is being independent.The young college student admits to facing financial hardships, but she embraces the challenges as they are helping to mold her into a strong, self-efficient individual. Creatively ambitious and versatile, this young college student plays a number of instruments, including the saxophone, flute, violin, cello and a bit of piano. She can even read notes. However, it was cooking that really grabbed her attention. In high school, she took a class and became infatuated with working a kitchen as well as the competitive nature of cooking. Even though Shaniqua is new to college environment, this will not be the first degree under her belt. In 2011, she graduated from Star Career Academy, a professional culinary school that emphasizes “learning from doing” as it prepares its students to fulfill food service roles, such as sous-chef, baker, line cook and many more. Now, the Star Academy graduate attends LaGuardia Community College in pursuit of obtaining a degree in Business Management to “pump up” her resume.As Shaniqua has traveled to cities such as London and Paris, she would like to expand her talents universally and become an international chef. One day, she hopes to expand her cooking from a select few to thousands.

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Christopher Four years ago, Christopher joined the St.Vincent’s family. Currently, he resides in the Richmond group home as he attends college.As he undergoes his freshman year at Queensborough College, he looks back on his journey and is proud of where he is today.“Back then, I was a nuisance, especially in school. I had a lot of anger inside of me, and I didn’t have a clue on how to control it.” College wasn’t always a sure thing for Christopher.While he knew the importance of having an education, he did not always feel that it was a realistic opportunity for him. As he struggled with getting control of his life, he dropped out of high school. If he could not finish high school, how could he even think about college? For a year and a half, Christopher was out of school and felt lost. Thanks to the staff at SVS and supportive peers in the group home, he mustered up enough courage to take GED classes. Inspired to do something better with his life, Christopher put all of his energy in obtaining his high school equivalency. Despite the self-defeating attitude that often won over his judgment, he had faith in himself. He studied hard and passed the GED.“Live life to the right way, and live it to the fullest,” Christopher says.“Life is short, so you have to enjoy every moment. But you also have to think about what you want your future to be.There has to be a balance.” With the GED in his hand, Christopher had proof that he could achieve anything as long as he focused and did his best. With the encouragement and practical assistance of SVS, Christopher found his way into college.The young man who once had a hard time going to class and staying out of trouble is now employed part-time and studying to be an emergency room physician. One day, he hopes to have his own practice.

Crystalann An SVS veteran, Crystalann has been with St.Vincent’s since the age of six. Strong-minded and driven, Crystalann has always been an excellent student with big dreams.After graduating from Randolph High School, the ambitious, young scholar went straight to college in the fall. Despite the challenges of being in foster care, Crystalann has remained 100% focused on her studies.The first in her family to attend college, she has already set the bar to the next level. “Independence motivates me,” states the twenty-one year old who has recently aged out of the foster care. Crystalann describes the life that she sees in her future,“After I graduate from college, I will obtain my master’s in forensics and international criminal justice. My plan is to find a position working within a government agency. I also plan on moving out of the projects and into a nice, safe neighborhood. One day, I would love to have my own family and kids.” Crystalann does not sit and wait for life to happen to her. She relies on herself to find out about all of the possibilities out there for foster youth. In addition to the support that Crystalann receives from St.Vincent’s, she also obtained a scholarship from New Yorkers for Children, which Crystalann acts as Vice President on its Youth Advisory Board.“It’s important to help others, especially when you can relate to what they have been going through.”As a member on the board, she advocates for other foster youth and as an ADP mentor at St.Vincent’s, she serves as a positive role model for high school students in SVS foster care. “I’ve always worked,” she says,“but I decided to leave my job so I could dedicate more time to school.” Even though this transition has been challenging, Crystalann has decided to take it one day at a time. Right now, she is enjoying her classes and looking forward to what her life holds after graduation. S V I N C E N T ’S T

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Devon Devon has a lot of people who are counting on him to succeed. In 2008, he entered an SVS group home and developed close-knit relationships with SVS staff. Since then, they have been in Devon’s corner every step of the way.Today, Devon is a freshman at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, majoring in Human Services and Social Work.When he feels like giving up, he thinks about his younger siblings who look up to him. He also thinks about both of his grandmothers who unfortunately passed away before he was able to graduate from high school and start his college studies.As he promises to make them proud, Devon sheds stereotype of at-risk youth and demonstrates that education is the gateway to a better life. It doesn’t always come easy.“Getting to class on time is hard,” Devon says,“but I’m taking steps to be more punctual.” Now, that he is the position to excel, Devon will stop at nothing to succeed. For those who want to be where he is, Devon shares the knowledge that he has obtained from not only his own life experiences but from older peers in the group home,“The streets aren’t everything.There’s nothing there for you. If you want to improve your life, stay in school. Stick to it no matter how hard it gets. Make smart decisions. Keep your mind straight, and stay out of jail.” Because of the strong role models in his life, Devon aspires to be a social worker.Through this profession, he hopes to change the lives of youth and guide them onto the right path. Even though Devon has only recently started college, he is enjoying every minute of the experience. In addition to receiving moral support from SVS, Devon believes that it is important to surround yourself with people who are as motivated as you.“My girlfriend goes to SUNY Canton and wants to be a teacher.We motivate each other and understand that school is our top priority right now.”

Kevina “The thing that inspires me is my passion to succeed and not be a failure,” Kevina says.“I always go above and beyond what I have to do.” Since Kevina entered SVS foster care six years ago, she has taken up many leadership roles among her peers.Today, she serves as an ADP mentor and as an SVS SMART Girls Program Assistant. Kevina enjoys helping those youth in need by incorporating humor; showing devotion and leading by example.“When you think about giving up, just push harder,” says the college junior. Majoring in criminology, Kevina dedicates most of her time to studying. However, the busy young scholar also works part-time as a daycare provider.When times get hard, the twenty year old turns to her faith for motivation as it is a driving force in her life.“Who God blesses no man can curse,” she says. In addition to her faith, Kevina thanks SVS staff, her aunts and sisters for serving as inspiration. Because of their accomplishments, Kevina was able to see firsthand that hard work does pay off in the end, despite the cards that you may have been handed in life. As Kevina aspires to become a probation officer, she decided to transfer to John Jay College, which specializes in criminal justice.“The transfer has been a great experience, and I love the campus.”Always there to provide guidance, SVS staff has supported Kevina since she was 14 and will continue to provide a safe haven for her and the rest of ADP youth, even after graduation.

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Marcelle Marcelle arrived at St.Vincent’s doorstep when she was 15 years old. Before then, she had been under the care of her grandmother. However, when grandmother moved, her mother refused to give consent to let Marcelle go with her. Her father returned to his homeland Jamaica to live, and her mother was left to be her only caretaker.Times did not go smoothly as her mother was not equipped to be a parent. After experiencing neglect and abuse, she entered foster care.Although Marcelle excelled academically, she caved into the overwhelming stress in her life and dropped out of school. She contemplated getting her GED, but she knew she was capable of achieving a high school diploma.After several foster care agencies and home, Marcelle found St.Vincent’s.As time passed, her dreams of success led her back to high school. She applied to Walk in Love Christian Academy and was accepted. Now, in her third year at New York City of Technology, Marcelle continues to study rigorously as a nursing major. Despite the intensity of her studies, she manages to incorporate her work as a health aide. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Ki sorority, which has allowed her to meet a lot of new people and find out more about activities on campus. In addition to Marcelle’s many accomplishments, such as being on the honor roll and getting elected as class president of her high school, she was also awarded the SVS Youth of the Year award in 2011.Today, Marcelle credits St.Vincent’s as being a strong support system for her as SVS helped her get through the toughest times of her life. Now, with the support of SVS, Marcelle continues to strengthen her bond with her SVS foster mother and has reestablished her relationships with her biological family.“I wouldn’t have been able to get where I am now without the help of St.Vincent’s from my caseworker and to the rest of the staff.”

Jazzmine As a foster care youth, Jazzmine has not let her past struggles dictate her present or her future. Through St.Vincent’s, she has learned to take advantage of every opportunity that comes to her door. Instead of staying local for college, she decided to venture out to a school seven hours away. Having completed her freshman year at Buffalo State College, Jazzmine is sure that “you will never feel any worse anywhere else, but you will also never feel better anywhere else.” Currently, Jazzmine, a public relations & advertising major and the co-capitan of the Caribbean Student Organization divides her time between her studies and dance practice.The college sophomore admits to struggling with getting a good amount of sleep; nevertheless, she aims to perfect her grades, while getting the most out of her college experience.“Sometimes I’ll practice or study up to 4 a.m. I have a strong work ethic and a competitive spirit. I always want to do my best.” Hard work and talent pays off as Jazzmine won the Dance Hall Queen competition this past April. While she maintains a hectic schedule at college, she still takes part in the St.Vincent’s programs, such as the Job Readiness Program.With only two job interviews under her belt, the aspiring Public Relations Specialist used her free time during the summer to strengthen her job readiness skills by meeting with SVS employment specialist to discuss job interviewing techniques. One lesson that she learned is the importance of standing out during group interviews by being confident; speaking up and showing both the ability to lead and collaborate.“In these employment workshops, St.Vincent’s provides insight on what you may be doing wrong.You open your eyes about a lot of things. I am truly grateful for what I’ve learned because in the process, I’ve gotten to know myself better.” At only 19, Jazzmine thinks ahead and aspires to be completely self-sufficient in a stable career by the age of 25. St.Vincent’s will see her through as she accomplishes this goal. S V I N C E N T ’S T

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Santos “You have to believe in yourself. Be confident.Trust yourself, and you’ll get to where you want to go,” Santos says.The young man speaks from personal experience. Since he first came to the United States, Santos committed himself to not only learning English but perfecting it.“It took me two and half years to learn it, and five years to perfect it,” says the Honduran-native. Music played a large role in helping Santos learn the language of the land.“Music is universal. It inspires me, and listening to lyrics made it easier to pick up words. I like all types of music, especially songs with some good content. Jay-Z, for example, always has a message in his songs.” Even though Santos was a stranger in a new country, six years ago he found people who he could trust at St.Vincent’s.As he entered an SVS group home, he realized that through thick and thin, St.Vincent’s would be his champion. Over the years, Santos has found the staff and administration to be supportive as he often looks to St.Vincent’s for guidance.“They always project the idea that they want the best for me and that they see my potential.” As Santos studies mental health at Kingsborough Community College, he is working towards becoming a school psychologist.Although he is charismatic and outgoing, his social life is not the highlight of his college career.“I like to socialize, but that’s not what it’s all about.The ladies are always going to be there. So are the friends. However, my education is the most important thing to me right now.” Santos has enjoyed getting to know his professors in class and during office hours. He particularly liked Professor Winter’s class because the professor managed the class well and was able to explain things in a way that everyone could understand. He had a collaborative way of teaching.“It wasn’t his way or the highway. He was a teacher but also a student,” Santos says. Next semester, Santos plans on studying harder, especially in math. He believes that as long as he focuses, he will be able to achieve his dream.“Life is going to get harder because of the type of person who I am. One thing is not enough. I always want more.”

Mamadou After Mamadou’s aunt was deported to Senegal due to citizenship problems, he was left alone in U.S., a foreign country in which he had no family. However, St.Vincent’s made a place for Mamadou, and he became a resident in one of the group homes.“For a little while, I didn’t think about going to college because I thought that I couldn’t afford it. St.Vincent’s has helped make the dream of college actually a reality,” says the Senegal-native.Today, Mamadou is studying civil engineering at the New York City College of Technology. From a little boy, Mamadou has always had a range of hobbies.When he wasn’t playing soccer, he was busy drawing sketches. He was inspired by bridges, underwater tunnels, stadiums and other places.When he would see a landmark, it would immediately pique his curiosity. Mamadou became interested in knowing more about the science behind the places that he would see every day. It also made him realize that there were so many possibilities out there.There were a variety different fields that he could possibly enter, from architecture to engineering. “When I am not studying or working, I like to create. I enjoy working construction and learning about the different soils, different foundations. I also like computer design. On AutoCAD, I can design anything that I imagine.” As Mamadou works towards finishing his associate’s degree and reuniting with his family, he stays focused on continuing on the path to success. In addition to St.Vincent’s, he looks at his mother as inspiration.“My mother has given me the courage not to give up.” For youth who want to be where he is now, Mamadou advises them,“Opportunities may be different for everyone, but goals may be the same. It’s important to work towards your goals no matter what, and you will create the right opportunity for yourself.” S V I N C E N T ’S T

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Tewan A recent addition to St.Vincent’s,Tewan has been in St.Vincent’s foster care since March. Even though he has experienced trauma and hard times, he is now currently residing with good foster parents, his aunt and uncle.Tewan attributes his recent success to their strict rules and expectations in the house. “Being in school has kept me off the streets. My biggest accomplishment in the last year has been graduating high school. My aunt always keeps me on my feet. She makes sure that I’m being productive, and my uncle always gives me advice. He lets me know that he’s proud of me.” With the moral support and financial assistance of St.Vincent’s,Tewan has enrolled in New York City Technology College with aspirations of becoming a computer technician, the same major that his mother had once studied.“I first developed a love for computers because of my mother. She introduced me to them when I was about nine years old. Unfortunately, she never finished her degree. However, if I stay with it, I know that I will break that cycle.” While Tewan does not live with his mother, he is working on maintaining a healthy relationship with her. She visits him and his brothers and sisters frequently, and he is looking forward to enjoying a big Thanksgiving dinner with his whole family. As the oldest son,Tewan takes pride in taking care of his responsibilities, including showing his younger siblings and cousins how to overcome obstacles and succeed. He also enjoys playing sports, such as football and basketball.“I like doing something with my time whether it’s being athletic or reading a book.The last novel that I really enjoyed was Push by Sapphire. I could really relate to what the main character Precious was going through.The verbal abuse hit home for me. It reminded me of some of my past experiences, but it also made me realize how far I’ve come and how I’m only moving forward.”

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