Fifth Third Bank

Program for Teens: School Testimonials

"I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for providing Hope Academy with the financial literacy materials. Hope Academy is one of only 25 Recovery High Schools in the nation that provides education and recovery support for students recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Breaking the cycle of addiction is multi-faceted and many times the issues are socioeconomic. Teaching our students these skills as well as many others moves them in the direction of a successful life in recovery. On behalf of the staff and students, thank you again for this contribution. We hope to change lives and know that we can't do it alone."
--Gale Stone, Hope Academy Principal, Indianapolis, IN



"Thank you for the generous donation of the Dave Ramsey school curriculum materials. We have been using the materials in both our Business Principles and Money Skills courses. They have been fantastic in reinforcing and expanding our curriculum. The lessons have engaged and exposed these students to the financial principles that will hopefully get them started in life with a solid financial base. Thanks again for your support of financial education."
--Todd Bretz, business elective department chair, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY



"On behalf of everyone at Safe Harbor, especially the boys, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of the Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum. Donations like these keep our operating costs low and expand and enhance the services we provide to the boys we serve. Thank you for being a part of changing lives in a positive manner."
--Robbie W. Smith, executive director, Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, Jacksonville, FL



"We were just informed that your bank sponsored our school and has provided the funding to allow us to get Dave Ramsey's curriculum into our students' hands. We want to thank you for this amazing community outreach! I personally have been using this curriculum in our economics course for two years and what a difference it has made with the financial literacy of our students! Our hope is that we are educating our students on how our economic system works and how they can become more financially aware and responsible. Your donation has helped us tremendously."
--Tim Smith, social studies department chair, West Orange High School, Winter Garden, FL



"We at the Jacksonville Assembly Christian Academy would like to extend a warm thank you for giving us this otherwise unattainable opportunity to be able to teach Dave Ramsey's financial literacy course to our high school students this last semester. We are a small school with limited funds so I hope you feel our heart as we say thank you for this wonderful opportunity to teach our students the importance for being financially responsible in an age where outstanding debt is the American way. We hope to break that cycle by continuing to teach a financial literacy course as superb as the one created by Dave Ramsey."
--Melody Dyal, supervisor, Jacksonville Assembly Christian Academy, Jacksonville, FL