Compeer West, Inc.

Expanding Lackawanna Leaders Program

“Compeer has been piloting a school-based program at the Lackawanna Middle School, serving students with behavioral and mental health challenges. This program uses two full-time AmeriCorps members as the key resource for students during free periods like lunchtime and study hall, delivering the evidence-based Positive Action curriculum. Compeer saw some very strong results from this program’s first year, including students and teachers reporting better management of emotions and behaviors and improvements in school attendance.

With Tower Foundation funds, Compeer will expand the Lackawanna Leaders program into grades nine and ten in the Lackawanna High School over a two-year period. Through this program, Compeer hired and supervised AmeriCorps members will provide in-school supports to students with mental health challenges.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $84,000 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.compeerbuffalo.org


Helping Young People Achieve Their Goals: Center for Self-Advocacy

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. This challenge is further heightened for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) as they move from children to adult services. Studies show that individuals with ID are more likely to have poorer post school outcomes relative to their peers without disabilities. Recently, the Tower Foundation provided … Continued