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Improving the Lives of Teens Through Financial Literacy

About the Sponsorship

Fifth Third Bank believes that lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions. We know that providing that information to students early can have a life-changing effect and set students on a path to financial success for life. Because of this knowledge, Fifth Third Bank has provided Dave Ramsey's personal finance curriculum, Foundations in Personal Finance, to more than 2,700 high schools in their 12-state region since 2010. Through the sponsorship, more than 800,000 students have been inspired and empowered to create new financial habits through these life-changing money principles.

More than 800,000 students have been inspired and empowered to create new financial habits
We've provided curriculum to more than 2,700 high schools since 2010
The goal is to educate 1,000,000 students by Spring of 2017

This school year alone, more than 1,500 schools have received the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum, thanks to Fifth Third Bank. Together, the goal is to educate 1 million students by the spring of 2017.

Fifth Third Bank believes that lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions. With this in mind, Fifth Third joined forces with Dave Ramsey in 2010 with the shared mission of teaching students how to win with money for the rest of their lives.

One in three high schools across the country have used Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to teach students how to budget, save, spend wisely, and build wealth so they can live generously.

Fifth Third Bank has provided the Foundations curriculum to more than 2,700 schools in their communities, reaching more than 800,000 students to date, with the goal of reaching more than one million students by spring of 2017.

More than a curriculum, it's hope for the future.

Fewer than half of high school seniors qualify as financially literate,1 and more than 7 million borrowers are in default on student loans for college.2 Students are facing tremendous financial challenges without the basic knowledge needed to thrive in today's economy.

Ramsey Solutions created the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to meet these needs. One in three high schools across the country have used the curriculum to teach students how to save, avoid debt, budget with intention, and build wealth so they can live generously. The Foundations curriculum is designed in four distinct units with a total of 12 chapters and meets or exceeds standards in all 50 states and meets all national standards for personal finance.

About Foundations
Curriculum Overview
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Sample Infographic
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Student Text Sample
Interactive Workbook
Full Chapter (22 Pages)

  1. Lewis Mandell, Ph.D., "The Financial Literacy of Young American Adults," Results of the 2008 National Jump$tart Coalition Survey of High School Seniors and College Students.
  2. Rohit Chopra, "A Closer Look at the Trillion," Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, August 5, 2013.