POTTSTOWN PA – The Build Up Youth program of the Pottstown-based TriCounty Community Network, which supports leadership development exercises for middle school students, has received a donation from the borough branch office of Susquehanna Bank, network Executive Director Jen Doyle reported Monday (Aug. 6, 2012).
Build Up Youth includes an annual youth leadership conference and a school-based leadership project. The program focuses on cyber-bullying, drug and alcohol awareness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, safe dating, safe social networking, protecting the environment, and other topical issues.
The gift from the bank, 159 High St., helps “educate these students and teach them the leadership skills to succeed in life,” Doyle said. “With so many negative influences for youth in our society today, our Build Up Youth program is an important initiative … we appreciate Susquehanna Bank’s financial contribution.”
“We believe it’s important to invest in the future of our communities, and one of the best ways to do that is to support students,” bank Market Manager Katrina Belcher added.
The network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in western Montgomery, northern Chester and eastern Berks PA counties.