Guy Bryant is a community coordinator at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, where he helps monitor young people who have been discharged from foster care. He has been at his job for 42 years.
But Bryant goes above and beyond his job duties. Over the last 13 years, he has fostered more than 60 children and youth at his home, becoming the father figure many of them never had, instilling in them a sense of confidence in their abilities and potential, and never giving up.
“I tell my kids all the time that your success is my reward. I want them to have what everybody else in America has,” he says. “I don’t think what I do is special. I think it’s something that has to be done. This is the path that was chosen for me and I just walked down it.”
For his extraordinary service to his community, Bryant is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award.
Watch his inspirational story here.