Treasurer Sprague Announces November 2021 Compass Award Honorees

COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of November. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy and empowerment.

“Ohio is proud to be home to organizations and individuals who are dedicated to helping others form a strong and well-rounded base of financial knowledge,” said Sprague. “Through the Compass Awards, we’re recognizing these leaders and innovators for making a difference in people’s lives and helping them take better control of their financial future.”

Compass Award honorees for November include:

Kenton High School (Hardin County)

In addition to financial literacy curriculum, Kenton High School created and implemented a Consumer Math course. The course helps students fulfill their math requirements for graduation while educating them on various topics related to personal finance. Topics covered in the curriculum include banking services, borrowing with credit cards and loans, insurance, investments, and more. 

Breaking Chains, Inc. (Cuyahoga County) 

Breaking Chains, Inc. provides financial literacy and housing education to the Greater Cleveland area. Programming is delivered through individual and group approaches with a focus on improving neighborhoods and the lives of area residents. Programs include general personal financial literacy, one-on-one budget and credit counseling, savings coaching, and housing education. Breaking Chains has helped more than 20,000 individuals and families work toward their financial and home ownership goals. 

SmartMoney (Hamilton County)

Since 1988, SmartMoney, a program within Cincinnati’s CitiLink Center, has been working to empower families to reach their financial goals. The organization offers workshops covering a range of topics like saving and spending to avoiding scams and managing debt. SmartMoney also offers individualized financial counseling to participants wishing to take control of their financial future. 


Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $39 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.