JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa.; January 30, 2024 – An exciting new phase for the Pleasant Hills Middle School's AHN Chill Project room will soon be underway thanks to a significant donation by Clearview Federal Credit Union.

During the grand opening of Clearview Federal Credit Union's new financial center in Pleasant Hills, it announced a $20,000 donation to upgrade the PHMS Chill Room. Pleasant Hills Middle was the pilot middle school for the Chill Project in August 2019 and the program has expanded to all five WJHSD schools and more than 30 schools overall in Western Pennsylvania.

"Today is more than just the opening of a financial center; it's a true reflection of our vision, creating a financially empowered community able to capitalize on a wealth of possibilities that lead to growth and prosperity for everyone," Clearview President & CEO Lisa Florian said. "We are excited to embrace our rebrand and continue our commitment to our members and communities we serve."

As part of Clearview's commitment to the community, it announced the donation in support of the AHN Chill Project. This initiative utilizes mindfulness-based exercises to empower students, teachers, and parents with a common language and universal skills for identifying, discussing, and positively reacting to stress.

The donation will contribute to enhancing the Pleasant Hills Middle School's Chill Room, a project passionately led by Principal Dan Como, creating a best-in-class space to support the mental health of the students and staff. Dr. Janet Sardon, WJHSD Superintendent, and Dr. Will Davies, the founder of The Chill Project by AHN, were among the honored guests at the Clearview event.

"The West Jefferson Hills School District is extremely appreciative of the generous donation provided by Clearview to support the renovation of the AHN Chill Project classroom at Pleasant Hills Middle School," Sardon stated. "In addition to this donation, our partnerships with Clearview and the AHN Chill Room program support our students, teachers, staff and community to encompass our district's core values of respect, empathy and integrity. Together we are making a difference in the lives of others for the benefit of all."

"AHN Chill Project extends its heartfelt gratitude to Clearview for their generous support," Dr. Davies commented. "This invaluable donation will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission and creating a best-in-class Chill Room at Pleasant Hills Middle School. These enhancements ensure that students have access to a serene environment to effectively cope with stress and anxiety. Our organizations share the common the belief that by providing the right resources and support, a young person can take advantage of all of life's opportunities. We look forward to bringing this enhanced space to life for these students."

The Clearview ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Southland Shopping Center location was attended by local community members, government officials and charitable partners.

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