Amanda Woods, FCS Healthy Finances program specialist and coordinator of the Ohio Saves program, received a Compass Award and proclamation from the office of Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague in February for her work related to youth financial literacy. Part of the national America Saves campaign, Ohio Saves uses research-based approaches to teach and encourage working Ohioans on how to save money, reduce debt, and prepare for a healthy financial future.
Launched in January 2020, the monthly Compass Award program recognizes organizations, programs, and individuals across Ohio who are working to advance financial literacy and empowerment. “Ohio’s future hinges on our ability to prepare the next generation of Ohioans for success in the years to come,” Sprague said in a press release. “Through the Compass Award program, we’re honoring the people and organizations across Ohio who are instilling our young people with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a bright financial future.”