Updated: Aug 8, 2019
“You could become a brain surgeon or you could be a bathroom cleaner, it doesn’t matter. Once you come into my home ... you’re my kid for life,” said Guy Bryant, who has dedicated his life to young people in need.
Guy Bryant knows the foster care system well. The 61-year-old has cared for more than 50 young men over the last 12 years. He’s also worked as a community coordinator at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services for 32 years, providing services for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
Bryant’s experience has taught him that a physical home, trust and stability are crucial factors in raising children to be successful. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where his mother and aunts shared a brownstone with three floors. Bryant remembers running throughout the house alongside his cousins and other people from the neighborhood. He said he had a good childhood, doing all kinds of activities within the community.