The Ohio Saves campaign implemented via OSU Extension has been recognized by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague as a Compass Award honoree. Amanda Woods, Healthy Finances program specialist, recently accepted the award from Treasurer Sprague. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy and empowerment. “There are people and organizations throughout the Buckeye State who are working tirelessly to prepare young Ohioans for the future,” said Treasurer Sprague. “By developing and deploying innovative approaches to financial literacy education, they’re ensuring that today’s students have the knowledge and skill sets necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The Compass Award program recognizes the hard work of those who are moving the needle and helping Ohioans reach their financial and career goals."
Ohio Saves is the Ohio-based effort of the national America Saves Campaign, and it is coordinated and strategically implemented by OSU Extension. Through Ohio Saves, participants can access online saving and financial tracking tools, educational newsletters, and other personal finance resources. This statewide effort meets Ohioans where they are in their financial journey, empowering them to save for the future through accessible and effective goal setting. Other Compass Award honorees for February include: Project RISE (Athens, Meigs, Vinton, and Perry counties) and Wayne High School (Montgomery County).