Treasurer Mandel Joins Students at Dayton Thurgood Marshall High School to Discuss Financial Literacy
DAYTON – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel joined students at Dayton Thurgood Marshall High School today to talk about the importance of financial literacy education and how it can help in preparing them for their futures.
The Ohio Treasurer’s office launched a new program this year, Financial EDge, to help high schools fulfill a requirement requiring graduating students to study financial literacy beginning with the class of 2014. The Financial EDge program provides a suite of financial literacy resources and tools to the school at no cost. Within the program of options offered through Financial EDge is EverFi software, which students at Thurgood Marshall High School have been using.
“Financial literacy is an excellent curriculum for students today because the mission here at Thurgood Marshall High School is to prepare students for the 21st Century,” said Patricia Day, Teacher and Chair of Thurgood Marshall’s Social Studies Department. “The financial literacy piece is very practical, very pragmatic. I applaud the state treasurer’s office and specifically Treasurer Mandel for moving forward and embracing financial literacy.”
“The skills that these students are gaining now will better prepare them for life after high school regardless of whether they choose college, military service, or the job market,” said Treasurer Mandel. “Knowing how to balance a budget, manage a checkbook and living within your means will make adult life easier and less stressful. These students are off to a great start by learning solid financial principals now.”
For more information on Financial EDge, please visit www.OhioTreasurer.gov/FinancialEDge.