Ohio Saves presents MoneyWi$e materials

Published: Monday, April 20, 2009
The Ohio Treasurer of State, Kevin L. Boyce and his staff hosted an America Saves / A Call to Action Roundtable that attracted faith-based organizations, community nonprofits and financial literacy educators. The meeting brought upwards of 55 community leaders together at the state building in Columbus, Ohio. Outreach team members, Nelson Santiago and Audrey Perrott, presented the MoneyWi$e modules, Saving To Build Wealth, Good Credit and Money Management to the group. Two of the Ohio Treasurer of State workers presented the topics of Identity Theft and Surviving Job Loss. The participants were engaged by the activities in the MoneyWi$e curriculum. The activities are designed to reinforce the learning. Some participants submitted order forms at the meeting, because they were interested in implementing their own financial literacy programs immediately or supplementing existing curriculum. The purpose of the America Saves movement is to get individuals and families to save and ultimately build wealth for the future. There are five national campaigns for America Saves. The national campaigns are: America Saves, Black America Saves, Hispanic Saves, Military Saves and Youth Saves. There are also local campaigns that are sponsored by government, academic and financial literacy agencies. For more information on America Saves, visit http://americasaves.org. A Call to Action is the brainchild of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who recognized the need of the government to work closely with faith-based organizations and community groups to serve the social and economic needs of Ohio residents. Some of the initiatives that were launched by the Call to Action program include: Ohio Benefit Bank website, Food programs, Re-entry and Emerging Population dedicated services and Financial Literacy.


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