Chemical Bank Joins JA Courses at Stambaugh Charter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On what would usually be a day off, 43 volunteers from Chemical Bank spent Columbus Day teaching Junior Achievement programs at Stambaugh Charter Academy.

The bank’s Mahoning Valley market president, Michael Schrock, led the It’s My Future course for seventh and eighth grade students. In total, 483 students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated.

“Chemical Bank employees are eager to volunteer with Junior Achievement to help prepare the youth in our communities for successful financial futures and to become responsible economic citizens,” he said in a statement. 

Overall, the 483 Stambaugh Charter students in the course learned about money management, entrepreneurship and work readiness as part of the JA education programs.

“At the core, most of our students do not have a true understanding of the value of finance and investing,” said Stambaugh Charter Academy principal Wendy Thomas. “Here at Stambaugh, it is our goal and commitment to successfully educate and inspire our students to become model citizens in an economically challenged community. Junior Achievement will be an asset to the growth mindset necessary to take our students to the next level in this ever changing world.”

Pictured: 43 Chemical Bank employees joined Junior Achievement for a day of volunteering at Stambaugh Charter Academy.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.