Diamond Credit Union, Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley, and Zeigler Family Foundation have joined forces to support Pottstown students
POTTSTOWN, PA (May 14, 2015) — Diamond Credit Union, Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley, and the Zeigler Family Foundation joined forces to teach local middle school students about real world finance. The materials and training for the program were funded by the Zeigler Family Foundation, whose mission is to enhance education through the implementation of financial literacy programs. Diamond Credit Union provided eight volunteers to present the program to 10 classroom sections, for 6 classes each. The program has already begun, and will continue through the end of the school year.
Andrea Sawchuk, manager of the Diamond Credit Union Pottstown Branch, was responsible for organizing the volunteers, helping to coordinate with Junior Achievement and the Pottstown School District, as well as delivering the program in classrooms. “We’re so thankful that Junior Achievement approached Diamond to bring this important topic to the classroom. We have a strong relationship with the Pottstown School District, and this is another great opportunity for us to bring financial literacy to the local community,” stated Sawchuk. For more information on Diamond Credit Union, please visit www.diamondcu.org.
About Junior Achievement® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Locally over 1,500 volunteers reach over 20,000 students with quality education programs. In addition, 116 individual area operations reach more than four and a half million students. For more information, visit http://japhiladelphia.org.
Diamond Credit Union is the 18th largest credit union in Pennsylvania and is headquartered in Pottstown, Pa., with four additional offices. Diamond serves Berks County and the Tri-County Region and holds over $475 million in assets with over 52,000 members.
Photo Captions: (left) Diamond Credit Union staff volunteers for JA from left to right. Top row: Andrea Sawchuk, Tara Diefenderfer, Kiley Wade, Chantelle Stankiewicz, June Jackson. Bottom row: Monica McCoach, James Hufford, and Keri McLaughlin. (right) James Hufford and June Jackson present to Pottstown Middle School students.