Local Organization Receives Grant

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Ability First was awarded a check worth more than $21,000 from Tallahassee's Able Trust.

The funding will help support the agency's "Disability Sensitivity Training Initiative," which helps businesses interested in mentoring or employing youth with disabilities.

Judith Barrett, Executive Director of Ability First, said, "We're very excited. It's an opportunity to take a program we are already doing and expand it and put it into better use, specifically for our young people".

Sharon Griffith, President of Able Trust, said, "To help young people and students with high school students and disabilities make that transition to finish obviously high school and get education and training and become employed and active participants in our society."

Both Ability First and the Able Trust organizations play leading roles in helping high school students with disabilities obtain mentoring relationships.