Guy Bryant grew up surrounded by women who dedicated themselves to caring for children in their Brooklyn community. He then spent years working with foster teens as they made the transition to living on their own. 

But after three decades as an administrator in the child welfare system, he felt that he wasn’t doing enough. So one day, he brought his work home with him, and twelve years later, he’s fostered over 50 young people in his New York City apartment. 

Guy came to StoryCorps with one of these kids, Romario Vassell, to talk about the early days.

Originally aired October 18, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition

Photo by Jey Born for StoryCorps.