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First Niagara, People Inc. partner to provide life-coaching mentoring program

Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 03:35 pm

Bank will provide financial support for 'Girls Night Out Group' to support young women with disabilities

The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in grant funding for People Inc.'s "Girls Night Out Group," a unique mentoring program for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who need assistance in developing their strengths.

The program provides coaches to work with young women and help them transition into adulthood, learn to live independently, and develop financial literacy and self-sufficiency skills.

"We at First Niagara believe in the power of mentoring, and are committed to initiatives that help all individuals achieve and maintain their life goals," said Elizabeth Gurney, executive director of the First Niagara Foundation. "We are proud to partner with People Inc. to provide young women in the program with the resources and opportunities they need to live successful, independent lives."

"With this grant, the First Niagara Foundation will make a direct impact on the life skills, confidence and abilities of young women who have great zest and potential, and work hard to overcome obstacles that disabilities can pose. We appreciate their partnership," said Denise Bienko, vice president of People Inc.

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