Riverview Credit Union donates curriculum
Several Mid-Ohio Valley school districts are the beneficiaries of a major donation by Riverview Credit Union headquartered in Belpre, Ohio. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that Riverview has teamed up with Ramsey Education to support financial literacy. Through this partnership, the local schools receive free access to the Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.
This financial education program was developed by Dave Ramsey, a nationally syndicated radio host, author, and personal finance expert. It teaches students valuable skills to prepare them for a life of financial freedom.
The schools receiving this curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year include:
In Washington County:
¯ Belpre High School
¯ Frontier High School
¯ Marietta High School
¯ Waterford High School
¯ Belpre Middle School
¯ Frontier Middle School
¯ Marietta Middle School
¯ Warren Middle School
¯ Waterford Elementary School
In Wood County:
¯ Parkersburg Catholic High School
¯ Parkersburg South High School
¯ Parkersburg Christian School
¯ Williamstown High School
¯ Wood County Christian School
¯ Ripley High School (Jackson County)
¯ Wirt County High School (Wirt County)
“Promoting financial literacy is both a core element of our mission and an integral component of the credit union philosophy,” said Doug Ankrom, Riverview’s President and CEO. “We recognize the importance of learning financial responsibility at a young age as it is a starting point for making smarter financial decisions as an adult. Our continuing contribution of the Dave Ramsey curriculum to our local schools will enable them to have the resources necessary to teach over 1,000 students the financial habits and skills that lead to greater financial well-being.”
Dave Ramsey created Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy to use, turn-key school curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy.
This curriculum is more than just students reading a textbook and taking tests, it’s a course in real-life skills. Throughout the course, teachers challenge students to set goals, like saving $500, applying for college grants and scholarships, and writing their personal resume. Many teens report never having talked about money with their parents before the class, but Foundations opened the door to financial conversations at home, where students are even teaching their parents money-saving tips.
More than 4 million students have taken Foundations in Personal Finance in middle schools, high schools and universities nationwide. 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.
For more information on the curriculum, go to daveramsey.com/school.
Riverview Credit Union is a federally chartered, member-owned financial cooperative founded in 1968, with offices in Belpre and Marietta, Ohio, and Vienna, West Virginia. Membership is open to any individual who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Washington, Noble, Morgan, or Monroe Counties in Ohio or Wood, Wirt, Jackson, Ritchie, or Pleasants Counties in West Virginia. Membership is also open to family members of current members. Learn more about Riverview at www.Riverviewcu.com.