Bank awards $6K gift to student program

Junior Achievement check

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley got a big financial boost on Tuesday.

The Home Savings Charitable Foundation presented the organization with a check for $6,000. The money helps pay for the kits and materials for Junior Achievement’s  kindergarten through 12th-grade programs.

Students from Paul C. Bunn Elementary School who went through the program were on hand to accept the check.

“Each grade level has a different curriculum that comes kit-based with five lessons on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs” said Michele Merkel, Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley.

About 500 students take part in the programs each year. The Home Savings Charitable Foundation’s donation also funds scholarships for the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge.

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