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Marcus & Mack makes donation to JA through EITC

Courtesy photo Bryan Neiderhiser (left) and Robert Marcus, attorneys from Marcus & Mack, are shown with Jennifer Knepper, executive director of Junior Achievement.

Marcus & Mack, P.C., have again made an investment in the future of the youth through Junior Achievement EITC-Scholarship/OSTC (Educational Improvement Tax Credits program).

As long-time donors committed to JA’s mission of empowering students to own their economic success, their contributions have totaled more than $14,000. These donations go directly to student scholarships and assist students in furthering their economic education.

“Three years ago, we decided to fund Junior Achievement due to their dedication in preparing our youth with lessons in workforce readiness,” said attorney Robert Marcus. “It is my hope that through this support we will build stronger future generations for our local workforce. JA’s programs support both business and education partnerships throughout our counties.”

Jennifer Knepper, executive director of Junior Achievement, said, “We are hopeful to gain additional interest from the community, as well as the school districts. We are only as strong as the support we receive from each member of the community and our programs will only assist our future workforce if the school districts participate.”

JA is a kindergarten through 12th grade financial literacy/work readiness program provider which teaches students the important life skills such as saving money, balancing a checkbook, building rapport, career clusters, how to find and keep a job, how our economy works, making good personal economic choices and the role that business plays in modern lives.

By the close of this school year, nearly 7,100 students will be served. With the need of our students learning information regarding the world of work, JA focuses on preparing young people to become the workers and leaders of tomorrow. These programs are taught by business leaders of the community, sharing opportunities for growth within their own communities and informing students of job availability and the need for workforce readiness.

JA has a long-standing partnership within our communities through both business and educators.

This partnership allows JA to bring the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work.

Each year, Junior Achievement participates with a fund drive letter campaigns, Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (OSTC/Scholar-ship & EIO), as well as a bowling event, golf events and at #Empowerment

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Junior Achievement is also looking for school districts to participate, new organizations to support their cause, volunteers from the community to participate with the work readiness programming, as well as local members of the community to serve on their local advisory boards.

To get involved with Junior Achievement of Blair County or learn more about JA, contact Knepper at 266-2125, ext. 198, or jknepper@jawesternpa.org.

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