Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to Junior Achievement (JA) of Western PA in support of JA’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. With the help of this donation, JA programming can continue to provide valuable lessons to hundreds of students in Mercer County area schools that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
Mercer County Community FCU also received the Community Collaborative Award in recognition of the partnership with JA. In collaboration with JA, credit union staff members serve as volunteers to teach financial literacy lessons in local schools, attend career fairs, and take part in JA BIZTown – a fully interactive simulated town where students learn about the business world and everyday life. “We’re proud to know that we’re making a positive impact on so many young people’s lives through JA,” stated Sandi Carangi, CEO of Mercer County Community FCU. For more information about Junior Achievement, visit westernpa.ja.org.