MISSOURI – SparkWheel, an organization committed to student success, is pleased to announce a gift of $500 from First Community Bank. This contribution is designated for program materials that will directly benefit students at Noel and Southwest City Elementary Schools in Missouri.
First Community Bank, a locally owned and operated financial institution, has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities it serves since its founding in 1997. The bank's core philosophy, encapsulated in the slogan "Where Community Comes First," reflects its dedication to being a responsible and supportive community partner.
The $500 gift from First Community Bank will play a crucial role in advancing SparkWheel's mission to remove barriers and provide students with the tools and resources they need to thrive academically and beyond the classroom. The funds will be utilized to acquire essential program materials, ensuring that SparkWheel can continue making a positive impact on students' lives.
During the last school year, students who participated in SparkWheel programming at Noel and Southwest City Elementary Schools experienced remarkable success. 80% of students increased their attendance levels and 78% of students increased their academic levels.
"We are deeply grateful to First Community Bank for their commitment to supporting education and empowering our students," said Noelle Haselhuhn, Communications Manager at SparkWheel. "Their generosity will directly contribute to the success of our programs and the positive outcomes for the students we serve."
SparkWheel looks forward to the continued collaboration with First Community Bank and other community partners to create lasting and meaningful change in the lives of students.
About First Community Bank
First Community Bank is a locally owned and operated bank with a big heart for the communities we serve. Upon founding First Community Bank in 1997, we made a pledge to put community first in every decision we made. Our slogan "Where Community Comes First" is our commitment to be good community partners. Learn more at https://firstcommunity.net/about/about-us/.