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Final 14.2.14 - ohio guidestone contribution release

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2014 Contact: Laurel Wirtanen-Siloy Phone: 440-234-2006 OhioGuidestone Announces Contribution from AT&T for Transitional Youth Services Program CLEVELAND, Ohio, February 14, 2014 – OhioGuidestone has been selected by AT&T to receive a $5,000 contribution to support its Transitional Youth Services Program. The Transitional Youth Services Program serves at-risk youth ages 15-21 in the northeast Ohio area. The contribution will fund new interview outfits, curriculum-specific education materials and various reward packages for exceptional accomplishments in participants’ high school activities. OhioGuidestone serves children and families and focuses on a range of flexible, customized programs that build upon one another to address every aspect of a person’s needs. OhioGuidestone is a solutions-focused organization with passionate people committed to providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities to help them become stronger. “There is no greater investment that any organization can make than in the education of Ohio’s future leaders,” said State Representative Mike Dovilla. “The work of OhioGuidestone and their Transitional Youth Services Program is to be commended, as it keeps our youth on track to graduate high school and prepares them to succeed in college and the workforce.” “Keeping our teenagers in high school and preparing them for success after graduation benefits our students and our communities,” said Kevin Lynch, External Affairs Director, AT&T Ohio. “OhioGuidestone has a proven success strategy that is helping at-risk youth stay in school and succeed academically. We are proud to support this program.” OhioGuidestone is built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise, rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families in need. For nearly 150 years, we have been committed to providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities. Ninety percent of our clients live at or below the poverty level. Through our wide range of services, we are dedicated to preserving family relationships, providing hope, building lasting support systems, and working with our clients to help them find lifelong success. About AT&T: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s
  2. 2. most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at and YouTube at About Philanthropy at AT&T AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2012, more than $131 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. ###