LEAD716

 

Every year in Erie County, thousands of children under the age of six are diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels. Thousands more are exposed to lead hazards in their homes. Children affected by lead toxins are at greater risk of:

  • Lower IQ scores and learning disabilities

  • Speech and hearing difficulties

  • Attention problems and behavior issues

 

Contact us for more information at(716) 874-7200, or visit www.lead716.org!

LEAD716

 

Every year in Erie County, thousands of children under the age of six are diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels. Thousands more are exposed to lead hazards in their homes. Children affected by lead toxins are at greater risk of:

  • Lower IQ scores and learning disabilities

  • Speech and hearing difficulties

  • Attention problems and behavior issues

 

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. However, in children who are affected, the damage can be permanent and devastating. LEAD716 is working to mitigate these negative effects on a child’s cognitive ability, during a critical time in brain development. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Research demonstrates that children with developmental delays or at high risk for developmental delays benefit most from interventions that start at an early age.” The CDC also states, “No safe blood lead level in children has been identified.”

 

LEAD716 is a free program aimed to provide critically-needed early academic intervention to preschool children in Western New York diagnosed with elevated lead levels in their blood.

 

LEAD716 mentoring focuses on early literacy skill development and helps ensure the children are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond.

 

For more information, or to enroll your child in the free LEAD716 program, click here to fill out and submit an enrollment request.

Contact us at (716) 874-7200, x168 for more information, or visit www.lead716.org!

Call us:

716-874-7200

Find us: 

2555 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217