NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For a third consecutive year, Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®), is making it possible for even more high schools across the country to teach Ramsey Education’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.
Jackson’s $1 million contribution ensures that during the 2020-2021 school year, more than 40,000 high school students at 500 schools nationwide have access to proven money principles that are helping to shape the lives of millions. Since 2018, Jackson’s sponsorship has helped ensure 100,000 high school students benefit from this important curriculum.
“Financial education is always important, but when there are economic disruptions, like what we’re seeing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it shines a spotlight on economic disparities and financial fragility,” said Danielle Robinson, executive director, Jackson Charitable Foundation. “By providing these resources for teachers and students, we hope to be part of a long-term solution. The knowledge students take away from Foundations in Personal Finance equips them for life’s ups and downs, helping them build the future of their dreams.”
Teachers transitioning from physical to virtual classrooms can count on Ramsey Education’s support and Foundations’ digital versatility as they walk students through real-world scenarios, teaching them to save, budget, avoid debt, spend wisely and invest. After taking Foundations in Personal Finance, students who benefited from the Jackson Charitable Foundation’s 2019-2020 donation grew their overall knowledge of personal finance by 31 percentage points.1
Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey began Ramsey Education to address a concern he heard regularly when counseling adults on money issues, "Why don’t they teach this stuff in school?" Thus, the creation of Foundations in Personal Finance.
“We’re thrilled to once again team with Jackson Charitable Foundation, especially in this challenging school year,” said Jim King, executive vice president, Ramsey Education. “The Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum is designed with flexibility for both in-school and virtual learning. Jackson Charitable Foundation’s commitment makes it possible for teachers to do what they do best, which is make a real difference in the lives of students.”
More than 5 million students have benefited from Ramsey Education’s Foundations in Personal Finance in middle schools, high schools and universities nationwide.2 The curriculum can be used as a resource to fulfill requirements in mathematics, economics, family and consumer sciences, business mathematics and personal finance. In its digital format, Foundations offers flexible features like customizable syllabi, auto-graded assessments and the option to stream videos outside the classroom for a customized learning experience.
For more information about Foundations in Personal Finance, go to ramseyeducation.com.
To learn more about the Jackson Charitable Foundation, please visit jacksoncharitablefoundation.org.
About Jackson Charitable Foundation
Jackson Charitable Foundation’s vision is for all Americans to have the strong personal finance skills that allow people to live fuller, more self-directed lives. The 501(c)(3) private operating Foundation, is the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company. The Foundation works with Jackson associates and world-class partners to provide economic opportunities that build strong communities. Follow the Jackson Charitable Foundation at jacksoncharitablefoundation.org, on Facebook at @JacksonCharitableFoundation and on Twitter at @JacksonFdn.
About Ramsey Solutions
Ramsey Education is a division of Ramsey Solutions, a company committed to helping people regain control of their money, build wealth, grow their leadership skills, and enhance their lives through personal development. The company’s success is defined by the number of people whose lives are changed by a message of hope. Through a variety of mediums including live events, publishing, nationally syndicated radio shows and columns, Ramsey Solutions uses common sense education to empower people to win at life and money. Millions of families have graduated from Financial Peace University classes across the country, and Ramsey Solutions’ world-class speakers have brought vision, inspiration, and encouragement to more than a million more. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of best places to work in the country, Ramsey Solutions and its team of more than 900 are dedicated to doing work that matters. For more information, visit daveramsey.com
Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Jackson National Life Distributors LLC.
1 Source: Ramsey Education conducted pre- and post-class assessments at 654 schools in 48 states in which Jackson Charitable Foundation sponsors schools. The results indicated that student assessment scores increased by an average of 31 percentage points from the pre-class assessment to the post-class assessment.
2 Source: Ramsey Education, which reports that since 2004, 5.2 million students in middle schools, high schools and colleges have taken Ramsey Education’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum. This number is based on individual units sold and site license sales.