Peach State Federal Credit Union recently committed to contribute $5,000 to Franklin County Schools’ REACH Program over the next five years.
The program will receive $1,000 from the credit union each year through 2023.
“Our foundation is rooted in education and we honor those roots through contributions to programs just like this,” said Marshall Boutwell, president and CEO of Peach State FCU. “This donation is the fourth of its kind to school systems in the North Georgia area and serves as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to support education throughout our community.”
The REACH Georgia Scholarship Program was designed for students with good grades and behavior who may lack the motivation, vision and financial support necessary for a post-secondary option. At least three eighth-grade students are chosen annually to receive the scholarship based upon certain criteria, expectation and goals. ONce selected, students must continue to meet those expectations in order to be scholarship-eligible upon graduation.
The scholars meet regularly with mentors and academic coaches, and participate in career and college preparation activities.
“This is the second of many years that Franklin County School will participate in the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program,” said Matt Adams, assistant superintendent for operations, facilities and business services for Franklin County Schools. “We are grateful for many donors such as Peach State credit Union for their generous support.”
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