First Niagara empowers communities to thrive through our Mentoring MattersSM program. Mentoring Matters℠ is our corporate wide charitable giving program that provides monetary and employee volunteer support to organized mentoring initiatives. Mentoring Matters℠ reinforces the importance of mentoring and the positive impact that it has on today’s young adults.
Since its inception in 2007, the Mentoring Matters Program at First Niagara has:
In an effort to better support communities by nurturing the skills and talents of young people, we’ve created "The Day of Mentoring" where local students spend the day at our regional headquarters. Over the past two years, hundreds of students participated and gained greater financial literacy, work place awareness, and life skills.
Statistics about mentoring provide strong justification for our efforts.
Mentored children have:¹
1Child Trends study "Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development"
2Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers, Big Sisters
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