Treasurer Sprague Announces September 2022 Compass Award Honorees
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of September. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy and empowerment.
“Financial literacy education plays a key role in laying the foundation for a bright future,” said Sprague. “Our September Compass Award honorees are utilizing real-life scenarios to educate and empower students on their finances. We’re proud to recognize high schools across the state that are going the extra mile to prepare Ohio’s future leaders with the skills needed for long-term success.”
Compass Award honorees for September include:
Coshocton High School (Coshocton County)
Coshocton High School has implemented a stand-alone personal finance course to help students better understand the impact of sound financial management and plan for a successful future. In addition, the school incorporates OSU Extension’s Real Money. Real World. curriculum to help ensure students are well-prepared to make career and personal finance decisions following graduation. Students receive in-class lessons on financial topics and later apply those principles in an experiential learning decision-making simulation.
Rhodes College & Career Academy (Cuyahoga County)
In addition to stand-alone coursework, Rhodes College & Career Academy has partnered with Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland on several programs. Students receive day-long instruction on a variety of personal finance topics, such as budgeting, debt, and credit scores during the Junior Achievement in a Day program. The academy also introduces students to investing and markets through the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, where participants make investment decisions based on real-time market conditions. Students also participate in an introduction to banking services and careers that is facilitated by Citizens Bank, a partner and supporter of Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland.
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.