The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant in support of Easter Seals NH’s Youth Transitional Services program which provides high school students with disabilities, from more than 40 NH school administrative districts, with the life skills and employment support necessary for life after school.
Youth Transitional Services is provided in collaboration with local schools and businesses. Support services are tailored to each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). This program was developed out of Easter Seals NH’s vision that these services are a necessity if young adults with disabilities are to succeed in the work place and community. Specifically, this funding will support the Easter Seals Youth Support Specialist staff and provide needed funding for individual assistance for community activities for low-income youth, as determined by their IEP. The project is on-going and will serve more than 80 students.
“This support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will enable our youth to develop the skills necessary to become productive members of the New Hampshire workforce. This is critical in a job market that continues to be challenging,” said Easter Seals President and CEO Larry Gammon. “The Bank of America Charitable Foundation continues to have a positive impact on Easter Seals NH and the community as a whole through their generous philanthropic efforts.”
Over the years, Bank of America has given more than $40,000 to Easter Seals NH with a priority of ensuring people with disabilities and special needs are contributing members of the state’s workforce.
“Easter Seals NH’s Youth Transitional Services program continues to help those in our local community achieve the skills and support they need to be successful in the workforce, which can lead to a healthy financial life down the line,” said Bank of America New Hampshire State President, Ken Sheldon. “Bank of America is proud to support Easter Seals as part of the mission to build a thriving community and local economy.”
If you would like to learn more about Easter Seals NH’s Youth Transitional Services program, please visit www.easterseals.com/nh.
About Easter Seals New Hampshire
For 80 years, Easter Seals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, ESNH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 13,500 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state.
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