SALAMANCA - The America's Promise team from Cattaraugus County Bank recently sponsored an outing for members of the Check-in Check-out Program from the Salamanca Junior-Senior High School at Central Lanes Bowling Alley in Salamanca.
The outing included bowling and pizza for the group of students. Jacquie and Paul Geiger, owners of the alley, pitched in a donated lunch for the students.
The Check-in Check-out Program is designed as a character builder for students to exhibit qualities of safety, respect and responsibility. Tonia Francis, Amee Crowley and Nikki Brunecz, counselors from the school, accompanied the 20 students partaking in the bowling event. The students earned the privilege to participate in the outing by exhibiting the necessary attributes of the program.
Pictured are Tonia Francis, Amee Crowley and Nikki Brunecz, Salamanca Junior-Senior High School counselors.
"America's Promise" members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need:
An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor;
Access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours;
A healthy start;
A marketable skill through effective education;
An opportunity to give back through community service.
Mary Forness, Mary Jo Woodarek and Nan Painter represented America's Promise of Cattaraugus County Bank and helped to plan the event in coordination with Tonia Francis from the school.
"We are very happy we could make this event available to students that have successfully exhibited positive qualities," said Nan Painter, Cattaraugus County Bank Salamanca branch manager and America's Promise team member. "Our group is about helping children in any way we can. These students deserved a reward ... We are glad we could help them get it."