But last week, Mr. McCall, who is now 19, led a prayer before about 100 residents, staff, volunteers and alumni who celebrated Thanksgiving at the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan House, a residential treatment program for young men who predominantly come from the foster care system.
The house is a program of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York.
“It’s very fun here, it’s a good experience,” Mr. McCall said. “You have your ups and downs. You might not get along with every staff or every resident, but that’s how life is.”
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