Voya Financial Elevates Teachers’ Voices as Presenting Sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year Program

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Voya Financial Elevates Teachers’ Voices as Presenting Sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year Program

On May 3, 2016, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, and all of the 2016 State Teachers of the Year were honored by President Obama.

On May 3, 2016, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, and all of the 2016 State Teachers of the Year were honored by President Obama.

Voya Financial believes that education is the key to healthy communities, which in turn fosters the sustainability and growth of the economy. This belief drives Voya’s support of children’s education and financial literacy.

Last month, Voya celebrated the announcement of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes. Voya is the presenting sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year program, which helps recognize excellence in the classroom, highlights the important, positive impact that skilled teachers can have on the lives of their students, and amplifies and empowers teachers’ voices.

Earlier this year, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes visited Voya’s Windsor office.

Earlier this year, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes visited Voya’s Windsor office.

Voya has been a presenting sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year program since 2005. In addition to sponsoring the program, Voya partners with the Council of Chief State School Officers throughout the year to empower and elevate the State Teachers through networking, best practices and knowledge sharing, and exposure to methods designed to increase classroom effectiveness.

Last month, Voya also launched a social media storytelling campaign with the 2016 State Teachers of the Year. The campaign uses photographs and revealing quotes by the State Teachers of the Year and their students to share stories from their classrooms, including how they are helping children stay in school, graduate on time and achieve better futures. It aims to create conversations around, and bring awareness to, the importance of children’s education.

Voya’s social media storytelling campaign uses photography and revealing quotes by the 2016 State Teachers of the Year and their students to share stories from their classrooms.

Voya’s social media storytelling campaign uses photography and revealing quotes by the 2016 State Teachers of the Year and their students to share stories from their classrooms.

Voya’s support of teachers, children and education also extends beyond the National Teacher of the Year to other signature programs, including Unsung Heroes® and Junior Achievement.

Congratulations Voya Financial!