FUTURE FOR KIDS RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION

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Madonna Bistany
Future for KIDS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FUTURE FOR KIDS RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION

Tempe, AZ – April 25, 2017 – Future for KIDS received a $7,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used towards training 105 mentors (6 hours) prior to the start of the program to be trauma-informed through ACE’s training, to appropriately manage youth behavior, and how to use STEAM, physical activity, mindfulness, and guided curriculum to bond with youth.

Future for KIDS is proud to be the first trauma-sensitive, out-of-school time program in the state of Arizona serving elementary-aged youth.  By training our mentors to understand the adversity our youth face, and teaching them compassionate, trauma-informed youth management techniques, we can support the youth in our program in the way that is most beneficial to them and their development.

“Thank you, UPS, for investing in our program, but more importantly, our youth.  We are a mentor-driven program and through the deepening of our mentor-training program, the impact we will be able to make in our community only grows!” -Kelli Mason, Program Specialist

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues.  In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety, and the environment.

In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.  To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

”The UPS Foundation is honored to support Future for KIDS efforts to provide mentor-driven, out-of-school time programs and camps that focus on academics, athletics, and ethics to improve the lives of youth who face adversity,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS.  “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”