Attorneys & Kids Together (AKT)
This program, begun in 2000, is the Erie County Law Foundation's signature community project. Its purpose is to support the educational needs of students living in homeless situations.
Programs and Services
• Kid Konnection - A short-term mentoring-type program with the objective of educating, building trust, offering role models, providing positive life experiences, and building self-esteem. An attorney (and his or her family, if interested) is paired with a student from one of several local shelters. The program concludes with a trip via coach to a nearby city (Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and others) for a fun and educational finale.
• Junior / Senior Project - AKT assists eligible juniors and seniors with the following if they cannot afford them: cap & gown, yearbook, prom tickets & attire, announcements, banquet tickets, class ring, etc.
• School Uniforms
• Study Rooms
• Book Project
• Winter Coats