Lawrenceville, GA (November 12, 2019) – Peach State Federal Credit Union has pledged $50,000 to the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA to create the Peach State Federal Credit Union Academic Achievement Exploration Room. The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is raising $7.7 million to renovate the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA to increase access to wellness, adaptive aquatics, afterschool and Early Learning Readiness programs, to ensure that more people in Gwinnett County have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Peach State Federal Credit Union Academic Achievement Exploration Room will feature flexible STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) equipment, interactive learning
stations and customized room to tinker, innovate, invent and tackle real-life challenges. The space will be key to preparing hundreds of students each year to learn, grow and achieve long-term academic and career success.
“From homework help to hands-on STEAM activities, the Peach State Federal Credit Union Academic Achievement Exploration Room will give more children in our community opportunities to continue learning when school is out. We are so excited to partner with Peach State to improve the academic success of more children as they discover a love of learning in a safe and supportive environment,” says Kim Nelson, Group Vice President for J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA.
The credit union was founded by Gwinnett County educators in 1961 and has maintained a focus on supporting education and teachers throughout their history. “Peach State is proud to support this important project,” said Peach State President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell. “Learning shouldn’t stop when the school day ends—the Academic Achievement Exploration Room will help students continue their education in an engaging way.”
About the YMCA of Metro Atlanta
The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and connect. The YMCA of Metro Atlanta operates 18 family membership branches that offer wellness, youth sports, day camp and teen leadership programs; 13 early learning centers, 2 stand-alone youth and teen development centers, 2 resident camps, and more than 50 afterschool program sites. By providing impactful services and support networks, and building bridges between people from all backgrounds, the Y has maintained its relevance in Atlanta for more than 161 years, helping to create stronger, more cohesive communities for all. For more information, visit http://www.ymcaatlanta.org.
About Peach State Federal Credit Union
Peach State is a $514 million credit union that serves more than 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information, visit www.peachstatefcu.org.