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Amanda Woods Receives Compass Award

March 2, 2020
Amanda Woods

Amanda Woods Receives Compass Award

Amanda Woods, Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances program specialist, received a Compass Award and proclamation from the Ohio Treasurer’s Office for her work related to youth financial literacy.

Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague announced Compass Award honorees for the month of February. The monthly recognition program shines a light on 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,” said Treasurer Sprague. “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.”

Amanda plays a key role in coordinating programs related to financial literacy and empowerment at Ohio State University Extension. In addition to providing support to the county extension offices across Ohio, she also serves as state coordinator for Ohio Saves. 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.

“I am very grateful for this recognition from the treasurer’s office, and I’m really excited that financial literacy is getting the attention it deserves across the state! So many people are integral in helping to make an impact across the state, and I think it’s really promising that we are all in this work together.” Amanda says.

Visit the Ohio Saves site for tips and tools that can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality! Enroll in Ohio Saves today!

Compass Award presentation to Amanda Woods