Mercer County Community FCU Receives Financial Literacy Award

On May 20, 2024, Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union received a Leaders in Financial Literacy Award from the CrossState Credit Union Foundation at their Annual Convention. This award was presented to Mercer County Community FCU for their support of financial literacy by partnering with Junior Achievement of Western PA (JA) and sponsoring students from Mercer County to participate in the JA BizTown experience.

The JA BizTown program involved 167 fifth graders from Ionta Elementary School in Hermitage and started with classroom lessons on personal economics and basic finances. Students then put those lessons into action when they spent a day at the JA BizTown facility, an interactive mock town that simulates the various roles in a thriving community and helps students learn the reality of the business world. 

The Financial Literacy Award included $2,500 to further support financial literacy in the community. Plans are already in place for additional students from local school districts to participate in the JA BizTown experience in the coming school year.

Also at the Annual Convention, Leah Beckert, Administrative Assistant at Mercer County Community FCU, was a top ten finalist in the CU Ambassador Contest with her project entitled “What You Didn’t Learn in School – Young Adult Savings Club.” The CU Ambassador program recognizes young adult professionals who present their ideas for credit union initiatives that would benefit their credit union and the community.

View the video from the awards presentation: https://vimeo.com/951247223?share=copy

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