Foster care may be a challenging environment for children and adolescents to grow up in, especially throughout their teenage years. Guy Bryant is a guy who has a strong grasp of the workings of this system.
Over the course of the previous 12 years, the single parent, who is 61 years old, has fostered over 50 young men in his apartment in Brooklyn, and he makes certain that each and every one of them gets love and support without conditions.
As a result of Guy’s 32-year tenure as a neighborhood coordinator at the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City, he has a wealth of knowledge in the field of social work.
The task consisted of offering various services to young people who had graduated from the city’s foster care system after reaching the appropriate age.
Guy believed that he could contribute even more to the community, despite the fact that his position already required him to perform a significant amount of work. Because of his conviction in this idea, he chose to start fostering children in the year 2007.
Today, the work that he does for the Administration for Children’s Services concentrates on a particular age group: young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 who have just aged out of foster care. “It’s a vast population,” Guy added.
Guy’s first year as a foster parent, one of the foster children on his caseload, a young man, asked him, “Will you be my father? Will you take me?” After giving it some serious consideration, he came to the conclusion that he should go ahead and try it.
Even farther than that, he made the decision to take in the young man’s buddy as well as the friend’s sibling as foster children.
Guy eventually had nine young guys living under his roof at one time, and in order to accommodate all of them, he was forced to rent the level above his flat.
Guy has discovered that the most effective approach for him to gain the trust of the young people he has fostered is to spend more time with them and to make an effort to get to know them better.
“They need to be reminded again and over that “I am here” all the time, i am going to follow through with what I say. Guy has no intention of retiring anytime soon since he is aware that there are still children who do not have a place to call home.
Guy Bryant is a fantastic role model for men everywhere because he is a guy who saw a need in his society and worked to meet it.
He fostered fifty young men throughout the course of his life, and during that time he showed each of them unreserved affection and was there for them when they needed help. As a result, each of their lives was profoundly altered.