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GrowNOW is a program provided by the State Treasurer's office for small business owners. Small businesses that can commit to creating or retaining jobs in Ohio can receive a two-year, 3% interest rate reduction on new or existing loans.

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EDge Additional Resources

In addition to the Treasurer’s office signature resources, the following is a list of additional resources that provide hands on learning opportunities that satisfy the Ohio Model Curriculum.

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Falcon Millionaires Day Camp hosted by Bowling Green State University

PARENTS!  Looking for a unique summer camp opportunity for your kids? Bowling Green State University hosts this one-week financial literacy camp each summer in June.  Current 7th graders who will be entering 8th grade in the fall are eligible.  Campers learn how to save and invest to create long-term wealth and retirement options, work with businesses to develop problem-solving techniques, and begin to learn the importance of professional networking among many other skills.

Fifth Third’s Lives Empowered Through Financial Empowerment (LIFE)

Fifth Third's L.I.F.E. programs deliver financial education to people at all ages and stages of life.  Their youth programs include the Young Bankers Club®, developed to teach basic financial concepts to students in fifth grade, and Foundations in Personal Finance®, an industry-leading financial education program for high-school juniors, developed and taught by teachers and aided by video lessons from Dave Ramsey.  Their programs are taught in conjunction with local Fifth Third employee mentors and are free to all schools and students.

Ohio Council for Economic Education (OCEE)

For over fifty years, the OCEE has worked with teachers, state officials, educational organizations and businesses to ensure that Ohio state curriculum includes meaningful standards for economic and financial education.  OCEE and its affiliated centers work to promote and increase economic understanding among citizens of Ohio, primarily by assisting schools and teachers to develop the ability of student to make reasoned economic choices.

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of pre-teens, teens, and young adults. For thirty years this award-winning, free, non-commercial financial education program has been provided to millions of students in thousands of schools and community organizations throughout the country.  This free resource does not require use of computers in the classroom.

Smart Money Choices

Smart Money Choices offers information and resources for the general public that includes programs such as Smart Money Choices Direct, Smart Money Choices Speakers Bureau, and Citizen’s Guide to Financial Wellness along with additional resources for adults, teens, and youth.

Smart Money Choices Direct
Connections to Ohio Model Curriculum
  • High School – Financial Literacy Content Statements #1, #6, #12, #13, #16, #17, #21, #25, #26
Smart Money Choices Speakers Bureau
Connections to Ohio Model Curriculum
  • High School – Financial Literacy Content Statements #1, #2,  #6, #8, #9, #12, #13, #16, #17, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27
Citizen’s Guide to Financial Wellness
Connections to Ohio Model Curriculum
  • High School – Financial Literacy Content Statements #6, #12, #14, #21, #25
Suggested Reading List

This list includes recommended reading for students and parents on various topics related to financial literacy.


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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

FDIC’s Money Smart for Young People is a curriculum series that align with educational standards and integrate financial education instruction into math, English and social studies. There are four curriculums available for download from Pre-K through 12th grade.  

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of twelve regional Reserve Banks that offer students and teachers personal finance tools, tours and workshops.

Financial Football

Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help teach financial concepts with Financial Football, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills. Teams compete by answering financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

Gen I Revolution

Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.

Jump$tart Coalition

The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a coalition that shares an interest in advancing financial literacy among students in pre-kindergarten through college.

The Mint

The Mint provides financial education tools and resources for educators who teach to 6th through 12th grade. Lesson plans available include budgeting, credit and the stock market.


MyMoney provides information about and links to a collection of federal guides and curricula for teaching financial capability concepts. The collection is designed specifically educators, including those who work with children as well as adults.

National Association of State Treasurers

The National Association of State Treasurers is committed to being a leading provider of resources for states and individuals seeking financial literacy materials. Here you will find webinar training videos and links from across the nation that may find helpful in the pursuit of financial education and empowerment.

Ohio Insurance Institute

Insurance related curriculum enables high school students to understand different types of insurance.  Modules can be completed in 30, 60 or 120 minutes.

The Ohio Society of CPAs

Learn more about OSCPA’s signature program, FETCH! (Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits®) is a fun, interactive board game that teaches students in 5th and 6th grade about the importance of budgeting, saving and spending. Students form competitive teams for an adventure through a dog park where they must purchase items for their dog and save as much money as possible, while encountering a mixture of risks and rewards along the way. The site also provides online resources for educators, high school and college students. 

The Stock Market Game

The Stock Market Game (SMG) is a tool for educators to help students build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English language arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.

Take Charge Today

Take Charge Today is program and curriculum with a decision-based approach to personal finance. Formerly Family Economics & Financial Education (FEFE), Take Charge Today provides a consistent framework for thinking through financial choices in order to improve well-being through ready-to-teach, activity based lesson plans.  

United States Mint

The United States Mint offers free lesson plans for grades K through 12 based on currency affairs, written by educators.  What a great opportunity to connect history with the coins in the very pockets of your students!


For more information, contact Jessica Dragar at (440) 596-7668
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