FBLA students contribute to Generations unit

Photo by Amy Cherry - ECCHS FBLA members are shown presenting checks to Penn Highlands Elk staff for use in the facility's Generations unit. The students raised money during three different events at the school.
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Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

The future is bright, at least for Elk County Catholic High School's Future Business Leaders of America.
The student-run organization recently presented a donation to the Generations Unit at Penn Highlands Elk.
Generations offers outpatient behavioral health services for adults age 55 and older with such services as psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychological assessment and individual and family psychotherapy.
It is likely the money will be utilized to support patient activities in Generations.
The $515 donation was obtained through FBLA's three fundraising events, a kickball tournament, a candy cane gram sale during Christmas along with a school-wide relaxed dress down day.
Every year the statewide FBLA supports a specific organization as part of the state project. This year proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association with a goal of $54,000 as part of their "Memories Matter" campaign.
FBLA faculty advisor Marlene Stubber said ECC wanted to support a local cause and chose Generations.

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