Fifth Third Leads the Financial Literacy Charge for Financial Industry Come Together Day

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Fifth Third Leads the Financial Literacy Charge for Financial Industry Come Together Day

Students from Taft Elementary collaborate on a financial literacy project.

Students from Taft Elementary collaborate on a financial literacy project.

In an unprecedented collaboration led by Fifth Third Bank, more than 300 volunteers from 11 area banking institutions taught lessons on the importance of saving to more than 4,500 seventh and eighth graders in Cincinnati Public Schools on Wednesday, September 16th. Using curriculum developed by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation, volunteers reached more than 155 classrooms in 20 district high schools and neighborhood schools, helping to address a major issue confronting the nation: lack of financial literacy. Volunteers taught lessons designed by the ABA Foundation as a component of “Teach Children to Save,” centering on the principles and value of saving.

Partner companies and volunteers attend the event press conference.

Partner companies and volunteers attend the event press conference.

Our local Cincinnati banking community understands that lives are improved when individuals have the tools and knowledge they need to successfully manage their finances. We also understand that, like so much in life, the earlier good financial habits are adopted, the more likely they are to be sustained as a pattern of behavior later in life.

This is one of many examples of financial empowerment efforts that take place throughout the Fifth Third Bank footprint. At Fifth Third Bank, we believe that lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions. Fifth Third’s L.I.F.E. “Lives Improved through Financial Empowerment®” programs deliver financial education to people at all ages and stages of life. To learn more about our financial empowerment programs, please visit www.53.com/life.

Congratulations Fifth Third Bank!