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Fifth Third Bank sponsors Dave Ramsey's high school course in personal finance


Fifth Third Bancorp will sponsor Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course for the 2014-15 school year in 1,827 high schools throughout its 12-state service area, including 25 schools in Central Kentucky.
 
This year marks the fifth consecutive year that Fifth Third Bank has sponsored the course. Since 2010, the bank has helped educate more than 500,000 students. In the current semester, Fifth Third expects that 133,000 students will take the course.
 
“Fifth Third Bank is committed to improving lives in the communities we serve,” said Maria Veltre, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Improving lives begins with educating high school students about how the economic world functions. We sponsor Dave Ramsey’s course at an important juncture — as these teens embark on first jobs, college planning and expenditures independent of their parents. We know that Foundations is a great course that will teach students personal finance.”
 
“Financial literacy is an important and necessary skill for high school students. Through Fifth Third’s sponsorship, we’ll be able to impact the lives of students and give them the tools they need to succeed financially in life,” said Rachel Cruze, financial speaker and host of Foundations in Personal Finance.
 
Foundations in Personal Finance is a comprehensive, flexible and turnkey personal finance curriculum. It is designed to be taught by the teacher in school, aided by video lessons from Dave Ramsey and his team of experts. It has been recently updated and features a blended learning site with calculators, tools and resources, a new 504-question TestGen computerized test bank, a brand new print and digital teachers’ guide and four new chapters.
 
The program also includes more than 100 classroom activities focused on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning. It is presented in 12 chapters, divided into four units: Saving and Budgeting; Credit and Debt; Financial Planning and Insurance; and Income, Taxes and Giving.
 
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