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Member News – February 23, 2022

Two Local Non-Profits Announce Upcoming STEM Collaboration: For The Cause Teen Center and Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Partner for the First Time

On Tuesday, February 22, the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum offered a Lego Robotics class at the For the Cause Teen Center located at 1130 6th Avenue, Berwick, PA 18603.

The class was open to any student in grades 6-12 and was the first in a series of monthly programs the Museum will offer at the Center.  Future classes will feature coding, electronics, 3D printing and more. These classes will be offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Children’s Museum’s Director Dr. Ginny Weibel, said serving the Berwick area is important to the mission of the Museum. “The Museum is located in Bloomsburg, but we serve a large region. Berwick is one of our target areas and we are thrilled to partner with the For the Cause Teen Center to bring these programs to Berwick students.”

Danielle Pearson, the Teen Centers program coordinator, said, “We’re excited that the Teen Center and the Children’s Museum have this opportunity to collaborate in an effort to provide even more educational opportunities to the youth in our community, through creative and imaginative programs that make learning fun.” 

Events provided for the teens will be interactive and stimulating. Since this collaboration is geared towards older students, important topics will be taught and discussed throughout the program.

“Our goal with the class is to help youth become critical thinkers in a playful way,” stated Teresa Peters, Director, For the Cause Teen Center. 

The Teen Center is youth-led and is governed by a board of 19 high school students from three different school districts in Columbia County. 

Dylan Smith, a senior at Berwick High School and member of the Youth Action Board said, “The Teen Center has discovered how to engage youth in the community with a fun and exciting activity while simultaneously teaching concepts they will be able to use in their future careers.  Personally, I cannot wait to participate in this class because it has to do with Legos, and who doesn’t love Legos?”

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum strives to offer unique, sustainable, and dynamic learning opportunities for youth through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach.

For more information on all the programs the Museum offers visit, www.The-Childrens-Museum.org.


McKonly & Asbury Wins ClearlyRated’s 2022 Best of Accounting Award for Service Excellence

For the fourth consecutive year, McKonly & Asbury has won the Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to its clients! ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. They received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 91.8% of its clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 53% in 2021. You can view McKonly & Asbury’s ClearlyRated profile and read what the clients had to say.

“It’s a great honor for the entire team to be recognized as a Best of Accounting Award winner for the fourth consecutive year.” McKonly & Asbury’s Managing Partner, Michael Hoffner said. “Superior client service was a founding principle of the firm nearly fifty years ago and continues to be at the forefront of everything we do. Faced with the challenges and uncertainties of the past year, our team still excelled at what they do best and dedicated themselves to serving our clients. This award recognizes our unwavering commitment to the many businesses and organizations we work with on a daily basis.”