First Source FCU To Hold Book Drive For Young Scholars
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 2/8!
First Source Federal Credit Union will be holding a book drive to benefit students in the Utica City School District, through the Young Scholars Program Monday, January 28th – Friday, February 8th at all First Source branch locations. They are looking to build a library for the Young Scholars with new, or gently used, age-appropriate books for boys and girls age 12-18. Some genres requested include Mystery, Anime, Sports Biography, Adventure, Romantic Comedies, Percy Jackson Series, books that have been turned into movies, and books that include characters from diverse backgrounds, fantasy, horror and history.
Young Scholars was established in 1993, as a multi-year collaborative project between Utica College and the Utica City School District (UCSD). This program is designed by education professionals to motivate diverse and talented students to stay in school, earn a New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, and pursue post-secondary education.
Each year, Young Scholars serves 350 students from grades 7 through 12. UCSD teachers nominate students in sixth grade based on the student possessing the potential for success in secondary and post-secondary school, but who may not achieve their full potential due to social and economic barriers.
“We are grateful to partners like First Source Federal Credit Union, who not only support us monetarily but who also get involved by volunteering their time, and helping us raise awareness,” said Pamela Matt, Executive Director of Young Scholars LPP. “This community support is imperative to keep our program running and continue our successes.”
“Young Scholars encompasses academic support, counseling, summer program, community service, enrichment activities, college and career exploration, a mentor program, and parent education,” said Pamela Way, Community Relations Specialist for First Source Federal Credit Union. “The program is very well run with proven metrics met each year. We are thrilled to be able to help an organization like this.”
To help out simply bring books to any First Source location during business hours and drop them off in their lobby. For more information, please contact Pamela Way, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-735-8571.
About First Source:
First Source Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, serving Members and our community since 1938. We provide financial solutions with a personal approach, to build lasting relationships and partnerships. First Source strives to help our members make smart financial decisions and help our community grow and thrive. We serve over 48,000 Members with current branches in New Hartford, South Utica, North Utica, Herkimer, and Rome, plus a Member Care Center. Connect with First Source and learn more at fsource.org, through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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