Treasurer Sprague Announces February 2022 Compass Award Honorees
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of February. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy education and empowerment.
“Whether you’re a high school student or a retired Ohioan, everyone can benefit from learning how to make smart financial decisions through proper budgeting and planning,” said Treasurer Sprague. “The Compass Award program gives us the opportunity to celebrate the great work happening all over the state to promote financial literacy.”
Compass Award honorees for February include:
AARP Ohio works to educate and prepare Ohioans so they may effectively manage their personal finances and plan for a secure financial future. In addition to offering digital resources, the organization hosts events, both in-person and virtually, to provide opportunities for individuals to learn about topics related to personal finance. Among other topics, AARP Ohio provides instruction on employment and workforce skills, budgeting, managing debt, saving, investing, retirement planning, scams, and planning for long-term care.
Riverside Local Schools (Lake County)
Beginning in sixth grade, students explore careers and real-world application through interactions with people from their community. As students enter high school, they continue their college and career exploration coursework and experience work-based learning opportunities. Other instruction is provided to teach students how to make positive decisions related to managing their income, as well as a stand-alone Personal Financial Management course.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $39 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.