Financial Literacy Spotlight: Students Appreciate Dave Ramsey Lessons Delivered by Fifth Third Bank

The best gauge of a program’s effectiveness is what the people who participate say about it. In the case of Fifth Third Bank’s sponsorship of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum, all the news is good news.

Here’s what teachers have said to us about the program:

“Many students have a misconception that money will not be a problem once they graduate and get a job. Not only does Dave Ramsey’s curriculum educate students but it equips young people with the skills and knowledge to manage their finances as they enter the real world.”

“Our students are looking forward to a sound financial future and the funding that Fifth Third Bank has provided for their learning experience is a true investment in the youth of today and we are very grateful.”

“Dave Ramsey’s curriculum has been a critical element on my Personal Finance and Economics classes this year. His emphasis on personal discipline, avoiding debt and long-term planning is something I wish I’d been taught as a teenager. I have enjoyed adapting the lessons to my class and plan to use the online tools at www.53.com, Fifth Third’s website, for one of my major projects this year.”

“I have seen a couple of the financial programs being offered to the schools and have to say that the Dave Ramsey personal finance program is by far the best one available.”

“My students walk into the classroom everyday changing, ‘Dave, Dave, Dave’ because they want to watch Dave Ramsey and also because our Fifth Third Bank partner is also a ‘Dave.’ Our Fifth Third ‘Dave’ has been enthusiastic and our kids enjoy him, too! The kids have talked so much about the program that our enrollment for Personal Finance has grown!”

In 2010, Fifth Third Bank and The Lampo Group, the company of New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey, formed an alliance in which Fifth Third would sponsor his personal finance curriculum in high schools throughout the Bank’s footprint. The sponsorship will enable the Bank to reach more than 100,000 students over the next several years. These students will gain the valuable lessons from Ramsey’s course at no charge to the school or to the students themselves. More information is available at www.53.com/financial-empowerment.

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