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Home Savings Gives $5K to Junior Achievement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley has received a $5,000 grant from Home Savings Charitable Foundation to cover scholarships for JA Titan Business Challenge and local JA programming.

JA Titan Business Challenge is a free competition at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration that will be held  March 8 for high school juniors and seniors.

Teams of three students from high schools in Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula, and Columbiana counties will compete for over $2,500 in scholarships and prizes as they increase their understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace.

JA Titan is an interactive online business simulation designed to complement high school economics, math, and social studies curriculum.

“We’re very proud to be able to support Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley,” said Trish Gelsomino from theHome Savings Charitable Foundation. “The group does so much to inspire and prepare young people on a daily basis to succeed in a global economy.”

Since 1998, the Home Savings Charitable Foundation has provided nearly $15 million in support to non-profit organizations in the community, with its focus being primarily directed toward community support and economic development as well as educational programs.

Pictured: Marcy Angelo, Junior Achievement; James Sebastian, Home Savings Bank; and Michele Merkel, Junior Achievement.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.