Junior Achievement Receives $5K from Chemical Bank

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley to support the Get Smart About Credit Day financial education program.

Through the program, students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are taught how to manage a credit card, protect financial information and to recognize overspending. The lessons are hands-on, including breaking students into groups, each with a set of credit-related topics that they summarize and present to the class.

“We are excited to support Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley’s Get Smart About Credit Day, said Michael Alexander, vice president of Chemical Bank Mahoning Valley, in a release.  “Chemical Bank is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve.  This valuable program teaches hundreds of local students the significance of credit choices right here in our great community.”

Founded in 1952, Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley works with 13,000 students in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull through financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs.

Pictured: Chemical Bank CRA market manager Ky Pegues, Junior Achievement President Michele Merkel and Chemical Bank Mahoning Valley Vice President Michael Alexander.

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