EPIC to Continue Just for Teens


For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:

CJ Banks, Director of Parenting and Youth Services


[email protected]

EPIC to Continue Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children will be continuing its Just for Teens (JFT) program in Buffalo, NY thanks to a grant from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. EPIC - Every Person Influences Children, established in 1980, aims to help families, schools, and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.

Just for Teens is a comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens held in a supportive and non-judgmental environment and is focused on enhancing the skills and confidences of teens as individuals and as parents. This research-based program incorporates the fields of psychology, sociology, education and social work to provide teens with the skills and resources they need to be effective and confident parents, as well as create positive change in their abilities to impact their children’s development

“Teen pregnancy prevention is always an important focus. However, in order to break the cycle of poverty, we must continue to assist pregnant and parenting teens so that they become effective, nurturing, bonding parents,” said Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director of EPIC - Every Person Influences Children.

For more information about Just for Teens! please call 716-332-4139. To learn more about EPIC, please visit www.epicforchildren.org.

About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at www.cfgb.org.