By MATT BLOIS
An insurance company with a regional headquarters in Franklin is sponsoring financial education courses for 250 high schools across the country.
The philanthropic arm of the Jackson National Life Insurance Company—the Jackson Charitable Foundation—will pay half a million dollars to bring the courses to high schools this school year.
Ramsey Education will provide the course materials. The company is part of Dave Ramsey’s financial literacy company, which is based in Brentwood.
In a press release, Ramsey Education said it expects that more than 20,000 high school students will have access to financial education programs because of the sponsorship.
The Jackson Charitable Foundation has also created its own financial literacy course for elementary schoolers called “Cha-Ching.” The foundation’s goal is to provide educational programming that increases financial knowledge for Americans.