Treasurer's Office Financial Education Presentations Help Teach High School Students Money Management Skills
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office recently delivered financial education presentations in Northeast and Central Ohio designed to help prepare high school students for college and a successful financial future. Through partnerships to support financial education and local school districts, the Treasurer’s office continued presenting on the topic of Preparing for College: Your Financial Future and the Real Money, Real World interactive simulation and education curriculum developed by the Ohio State University Extension. The Preparing for College: Your Financial Future presentation was held in various Cleveland high schools and allowed freshmen to participate in money management skill discussions and working groups. The Real Money, Real World presentation was presented in Columbus City Schools through the partnership and support of the Save Smart program.
“These partnerships between the Ohio Treasurer’s office and local school districts help provide students with valuable tools to help them make smart money choices and be successful in their financial future,” said Treasurer Mandel. “These presentations help teach Ohio’s young people money management skills and are designed to prepare them for college and the real world.”
On December 14, 2011 the Ohio Treasurer’s office delivered Preparing for College: Your Financial Future, a money management skills presentation to 88 freshman students at John Adams High School. The Treasurer’s office delivered this presentation through the Bridges program as a part of their partnership with the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). The Bridges program is offered to select high schools by OFIC with the goal of connecting urban youth, in the Cleveland area, to colleges and universities. Students in the program can earn scholarships from OFIC, up to $40,000, based on the number of workshops attended during high school.
On December 16, 2011 the Ohio Treasurer’s office presented the Real Money, Real World simulation to Columbus City School graduates and parents as a part of the Save Smart program. Save Smart is a program presented by I Know I Can. I Know I Can is an organization that promotes college attendance and provides funding for Columbus City School graduates. The Treasurer’s Office presents this simulation as a part of the Save Smart program’s four hour financial literacy requirement.