Mr. Jaysen Sullivan was born and raised in Staten Island, NY where he grew up in the West Brighton community. He continues to reside in Staten Island with his lovely wife and children. He was educated in the NYC public school system. While attending Susan Wagner High School he was an All City football player. He received his Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the College of Staten Island. He also completed his Masters’ Degree in Special Education at The College of Staten Island. While attending college, Mr. Sullivan was employed by the PS.18 Beacon Program. At the Beacon Center he worked under the director, his mentor Mr. Kevin Harris.
Mr. Sullivan has been employed by the NYC Dept of Education for the past 16 years. The first six years of his career he was an educational assistant at Susan Wagner High School. Mr. Sullivan volunteered his time as an assistant football coach for the length of his employment at Susan Wagner High School. For the past ten years Mr. Sullivan has been working as a special education teacher/dean at a junior high school in Brooklyn.
Mr. Sullivan is an active member in the Staten Island community, providing a variety of services for the youth. Mr. Sullivan was reacquainted with his passion for coaching. For the past three years has been volunteering as an assistant coach/mentor for the Staten Island Hurricanes Youth Football Organization. His team traveled to Florida for a week in 2007, winning the 2007 AYF National Championship. Along with his two brothers and a few friends, he collaborated to create a local non-profit organization called “Brothers Care Inc”. For the past six years BCI has hosted an annual ‘West Brighton Harmony Day’. This is a free, fun filled day including food, horseback rides, children’s rides, educational activities, and entertainment for the entire Staten Island community. Mr. Sullivan is also a member of and plays an active role in the Shaolin Ryders Motorcycle Club, a community oriented club that organizes annual food, school supply and coat drives to assist local churches and organizations, and toy drives during the holiday season to benefit the children of our community. The Shaolin Ryders MC was also commended for their efforts in providing relief after Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Sullivan has been a positive influence in the Staten Island community for over a decade. He mentors and assists individuals looking to complete high school, get their GED, attend college, reenter the community, or find job employment. Mr. Sullivan considers himself a genuine altruistic family person, often extending himself far beyond the call of duty. He feels staying positive and being consistent is key when dealing with others, sometimes people need a push in the right direction. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give back and be accepted by the community that molded me.” –Jaysen Sullivan.
You can contact Jaysen at Jaysen.Sullivan@BrothersCareInc.com