Buffalo / Erie County
Manual, Materials, & Tools

Following the success in NYC, several key stakeholders encouraged the Center for Fair Futures team to embark on its first expansion to a new region – Buffalo and Erie County!  

To fund and pilot the model, a public-private partnership was formed between Erie County Department of Social Services, Say YES Buffalo, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, Bank of America and Casey Family Programs. The pilot will be  implemented by Say YES Buffalo, a non-profit with deep community roots and a commitment to a wide range of high-quality services.

The Center for Fair Futures and the Say YES Buffalo team spent 1.5 years engaging and partnering with local organizations to tailor the manual, materials, and resources below to the Buffalo/Erie context.  These resources are publicly available and updated regularly, and all organizations are invited to attend the Fair Futures/Say YES trainings and learning communities.

Click here for a list of trainings. For more information, email Sylvia Lloyd at slloyd@sayyesbuffalo.org.
Goals & Steps Framework

Following the success in NYC, several key stakeholders encouraged the Center for Fair Futures team to embark on its first expansion to a new region – Buffalo and Erie County!

To fund and pilot the model, a public-private partnership was formed between Erie County Department of Social Services, Say YES Buffalo, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, Bank of America and Casey Family Programs. The pilot will be  implemented by Say YES Buffalo, a non-profit with deep community roots and a commitment to a wide range of high-quality services.

The Center for Fair Futures and the Say YES Buffalo team spent 1.5 years engaging and partnering with local organizations to tailor the manual, materials, and resources below to the Buffalo/Erie context.  These resources are publicly available and updated regularly, and all organizations are invited to attend the Fair Futures/Say YES trainings and learning communities.

Click here for a list of trainings. For more information, email Sylvia Lloyd at slloyd@sayyesbuffalo.org.

Thank You!

Thank you to all who contributed to the development of these tools and resources, including local partners:  
Youth Employment Coalition, Fostering Greatness, Buffalo Futures, the Parent Network of Western New York, Legal Aid Buffalo, SUNY Erie Community College, Gateway-Longview, New Directions, Erie1 BOCES, Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education, Northland Training Center, and other workforce and child welfare providers.
We are honored to partner with the Buffalo and Erie communities to provide Fair Futures to young people in foster care!

The Fair Futures Manual

Part 1: Fair Futures Program Summary

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Part 2: Middle School Model (Coming Soon!)

Part 3: Fair Futures Coaching Model (7th Grade Through Age 21)

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