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People Inc. contingent to start cross-country trek

Four developmentally disabled young men will embark on a 6,000-mile journey across the country back Saturday as part of People Inc.’s Guys Group.

Guys Group, a social club for young men with developmental disabilities, will also send two employee coaches to help the participants learn and apply valuable life skills, such as planning, budgeting and developing social skills.

They will making stops at developmental disability agencies in Colorado, Nevada and California to encourage them to create programs similar to Guys Group.

People Inc., a Western New York health and human services nonprofit, will be hosting a send-off party for the group at noon at its headquarters, 1219 North Forest Road, Amherst.