March 28, 2019
New Leadership program for high school students
Buffalo, NY – WNY United Launching a new program that’s been a dream for 10 years!
We are excited to announce a new program launching this summer! Leadership Into Tomorrow (LIT2) is a continuation of the original Leaders In Training (LIT) program but the focus is on high school students. The recruitment process is underway for approximately 60 eighth grade students to be the first class in LIT2. We know that as students transition into high school their need for continued social skill development, academic enhancement and mentoring only increases. LIT2 is designed for this. LIT2 students will have the opportunities to put their skills into practice throughout this multi-year program.
The program kicks off with a Summer Program at Medaille College in July. The students will participate in Math and ELA curriculum, building social skills, team building exercises and indoor and outdoor recreation activities.
Talks of making this program a reality gained traction in August of 2018 when Senator Chris Jacobs secured $50,000 for the program. WNY United and the Independent Health Foundation have been working together to pursue more grant opportunities to fund the program. To date funding has been received from the Oishei Foundation, but many other applications are still awaiting an answer. This program is designated for our Buffalo Public School partners.
WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. is a primary substance abuse prevention and education agency designed to increase awareness, educate and mobilize a broad cross-section of individuals and groups to participate actively in proven strategies to prevent substance abuse. Consistent with the latest research, WNY United recruits, develops and supports partnerships with schools, communities and businesses that work on creative and comprehensive solutions to problems caused by alcohol and other drug abuse.
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