Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio Awarded $10K Grant

GIRARD, Ohio – Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio will receive $10,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Financial Institutions.

The funds will be used to provide financial literacy education to children and young adults in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties, with a primary focus on providing programs to students from low-income households, a news release states.

“The need to provide financial literacy is critical in today’s economy, especially for children and young adults in underserved communities,” said Sherry Maxfield, Department of Commerce director. “I am grateful that our funding provides significant impact to organizations like Junior Achievement of [Eastern Ohio], who ensure more students continue to become ready for postsecondary education, their career and, more importantly, their life.”

Junior Achievement will apply funds to yearly programming that aligns with the state’s Common Core standards and financial literacy mandates, benefiting at least 10,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 455 classrooms during the 2023-24 school year, the release states.

Those interested in future funding cycles can call the Division of Financial Institutions’ Office of Consumer Affairs at 866 278 0003.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.