Western New York Independent Living, Inc.

Young Peers Program

Young Peers empowers young people 14-26 with cross system, cross disability experience. We offer person-centered peer support in historically marginalized areas in person and online. Young Peers creates space to empower the next generation of young leaders through authentic youth involvement.

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
AMOUNT: $150,000
WEBSITE: www.wnyil.org

Perpetual Motion

Have you heard the Tower Foundation’s origin story?  It has now been freshly told by Cassandra Gainer in the recent issue of Traffic East, a Western New York journal celebrating entrepreneurial and creative energy.  Gainer interviewed daughters Mollie Byrnes and Cynthia Doyle in telling the story of Peter and Elizabeth Tower’s life together and how they came … Continued