Treasurer Josh Mandel Recognizes Clermont County Official for Financial Wellness Efforts
Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Treasurer’s office recognized Amanda Davenport of Clermont County for her commitment to financial literacy education today as part of April National Financial Literacy Month. This initiative is part of Treasurer Josh Mandel’s ‘Financial EDge’ financial literacy initiative and continuing efforts to raise awareness on the importance of financial wellness by providing tools and resources to help citizens across Ohio make sound financial decisions.
Amanda Davenport serves on the Clermont Chamber Board of Advisors and is the Financial Education Chair for Clermont County Schools.
“Financial literacy education helps students lay the foundation for a successful future,” said Treasurer Mandel. “I am proud to offer financial wellness training alongside Ohio’s teachers, parents and community leaders to help students prepare for the next stages in their lives.”
Recent legislation requires financial literacy to be taught in schools throughout Ohio. Senate Bill 311, which passed the Ohio General Assembly and was signed into law in 2007, requires Ohio schools to integrate the study of economics and financial literacy into one or more existing social studies credits so that every high school student receives financial instruction. These new requirements became effective with the graduating class of 2014.
The Ohio Treasurer’s Financial EDge initiative leverages technology and public-private partnerships to assist teachers in meeting these financial education requirements and provides free financial education tools to parents, educators and students.
This effort is part of the Ohio Treasurer’s office ongoing commitment to providing financial literacy resources to all Ohioans.
For more information on these resources please visit www.OhioTreasurer.gov/Financial_Education.