FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 1, 2016
Contact: David Hosick
Senior Public Relations Manager
Indianapolis Teen “One of the Million” Students
Educated in Personal Finance thanks to Ramsey Solutions and Fifth Third Bank
(INDIANAPOLIS) A Warren Central High School student is praising the benefits of the Ramsey Solutions Foundations in Personal Finance course as Fifth Third Bank celebrates the milestone of educating 1 million students since 2010.
Fifth Third Bank sponsors the Ramsey program across eight states as part of the bank’s commitment to financial empowerment. More than 140 Indiana schools receive the free program each year.
“This program is an amazing opportunity for students to get a head start at financial success and stability,” said Warren Central senior Laila Adame. “I am learning life lessons in budgeting and banking skills and have been exposed to major purchase processes and what I should and should not do.”
Jenna Burns, a teacher at the Warren Central Finance Academy, added: “Courses like these are especially important to my students because many of them have been living in the cycle of poverty and this helps them begin the end of this cycle by seeing how to save and invest.”
This month, Fifth Third Bank celebrates the milestone of 1 million students completing the program by recognizing students in each of the markets where the Ramsey curriculum is delivered.
“Our friends at Fifth Third Bank are doing amazing things in the communities they serve, including providing more than 1 million students with our curriculum, Foundations in Personal Finance,” said Dave Ramsey, personal finance expert and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. “Because of the generosity of sponsors like Fifth Third Bank, teens across America are learning how to win with money.”
Since 2010, Fifth Third Bank has sponsored Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course in 2,700 high schools throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
Dave Ramsey created Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy to use, turn-key curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy. Foundations in Personal Finance can be used as a primary or supplemental resource to fulfill requirements in mathematics, economics, family consumer science, business mathematics and personal finance.
Fifth Third Bank is committed to improving lives in the communities it serves. Since 2010, it has delivered its L.I.F.E. (Lives Improved through Financial Empowerment ®) programs to individuals at every age and stage of life as a way to empower community members through quality financial education. More information is available is www.53.com/life.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had $143 billion in assets and operates 1,191 full-service Banking Centers, including 94 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,497 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 18.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2016, had $314 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed atwww.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender
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