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Home Savings Donates to JA Titan Business Challenge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank this week donated a check to Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley for $5,000.

“We’re very proud to be able to support JA,” said Trish Gelsomino, from Home Savings. “The group does so much to inspire and prepare young people on a daily basis to succeed in a global economy.”

The funds will be used for the JA Titan Business Challenge and JA K-12 programs that provide scholarships and aid local high school students competing in the challenge.

“Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy,” said Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, in accepting the check.

“We work to help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking into the workplace.”

Pictured at top: Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley; James Sebastian, manager of Home Savings Poland Office, presents Michele Merkel (left), president of JA, with the check. At right is Nicole Fond, JA program director.

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