School of Business and Leadership Alumna Is Founder of Youth Empowerment Center

Janeen Reid (’18), alumna of the School of Business and Leadership’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program, wrote her thesis on “The Relationship Between Subjective Well-Being and Religious Involvement.” Formerly a supervisor of adolescent services and specialized foster care for a non-profit human service organization, Janeen dreamed and lived her thesis. This year that dream became a reality in her latest accomplishment as the founder/executive director of Full Circle Youth Empowerment Center in Bridgeport, CT.

Under Janeen’s leadership, Full Circle Youth Empowerment Center (FCYE) is addressing a dire need. According to the FCYE website, “Connecticut is ranked fourth in the nation for children in foster care out-of-home placements.” The organization was established to address the needs of youth from the ages of 14 to 21 who can benefit from educational enrichment and life skills.

The mission of Full Circle Youth Empowerment is “to holistically empower, support, motivate, and encourage adolescents to become self-sufficient and successfully transition into adulthood” with its ambitious goal of seeking “to provide programs, services, trainings, workshops, peer groups, and recreational activities to help foster care youth and community youth enhance and strengthen their skill development and well-being in effort to achieve optimal success personally, socially, emotionally, and academically.” This powerful vision is already being warmly embraced by a community of supporters who showed up strong at FCYE’s first annual fundraising gala held earlier this month.

Janeen’s success story, shared in a News 12 Connecticut interview, is one of the many celebrated by Nyack’s School of Business and Leadership.

Congratulations to Janeen and her Full Circle Youth Empowerment team!