Mercer County Community Credit Union Earns Financial Literacy Award

MERCER, Pa. – The Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union received a Leaders in Financial Literacy Award from the CrossState Credit Union Foundation at its recent annual convention.

The award recognized the credit union for is support of financial literacy by partnering with Junior Achievement of Western PA and sponsoring students from Mercer County to participate in JA BizTown.

The JA BizTown program involved 167 fifth graders from Ionta Elementary School in Hermitage, Pa., 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 award included $2,500 to further support financial literacy. Plans are in place for additional students from local school districts to participate in the JA BizTown experience.

Also at the annual convention, Leah Beckert, administrative assistant, was a finalist in the CU Ambassador Contest with her project entitled “What You Didn’t Learn in School – Young Adult Savings Club.” The program recognizes young adults who present their ideas for credit union initiatives that would benefit their credit union and the community.

Pictured at top: Sandi Carangi, CEO of Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union, and Leah Beckert, administrative assistant, receiving awards May 20 at the CrossState Credit Union Foundation Awards Luncheon.

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