For our foster care youth, Seamen’s Society stands in place of parents in some instances. For other youth, our programs serve as a positive alternative to the streets. All our youth receive our encouragement and support to set high expectations for them, and to help define their hopes and aspirations for the future.To do this effectively, our children need our financial assistance when they graduate from high school and enter college or vocational school. Since its inception in 1998, Seamen’s has awarded over 166 scholarships.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Seamen’s Society held its 21st Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at LiGreci’s Staaten on Staten Island. This year, 22 young men and women were presented scholarship awards to assist them in their pursuit of higher education in various local and out of state colleges. Over 100 guests attended, including donors, members of Seamen’s Board of Trustees, David Gaskin, President and CEO, representatives from local community leaders, recipients and their families, and Seamen’s Society staff.All joined in to celebrate and extend their congratulations to the recipients. Seamen’s Society also acknowledges our Legacy Society for their continued support.