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Junior Achievement to receive $10K grant from State Farm

GIRARD — A local chapter of a national nonprofit recently received a grant to help continue its mission of teaching financial literacy to young people.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio has been granted $10,000 from State Farm, Junior Achievement confirmed in a news release.

“Students in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties will directly benefit from impactful learning experiences geared towards teaching financial literacy and responsibility,” Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio, said. “We want to continue providing quality programming to our students in a meaningful way, while also aligning with and fulfilling the Ohio mandates.”

A check was presented at Junior Achievement’s office in Girard by State Farm agents Jamie Blott of Austintown and Chris Brecht of Conneaut.

More than 7,600 students were reached in the 2022-23 school year in Junior Achievement’s geographic area in Northeast Ohio. This year the organization plans to reach 11,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

About 800 students have been reached this school year who have used financial literacy coursework, according to Kirsten Taylor, program and special events manager with Junior Achievement.

For more information about Junior Achievement, contact Taylor at 330-539-5268, ext. 104, or kristen.

taylor@ja.org.

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