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Voya Recognizes 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance

John Jannarone

Each year, Working in Support of Education (W!se) ranks the 100
best high schools teaching personal finance, honoring the top ranking
programs.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), has announced that its nonprofit
partner Working in Support of Education (W!se) has released its ranking
of the 2019 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance.”

The High School for Math, Science & Engineering in New York City earned
first place, while Chicago’s Youth Connection Charter School and
Virginia’s Richmond Community High School placed second and third,
respectively. The schools were honored during a ceremony on April 15 at
the New York Stock Exchange. Select students, as well as local civic and
business leaders, spoke during the awards program, which was sponsored
by Voya.

The “100 Best” is believed to be the first and only national ranking in
the field of personal finance education. Ninety three percent of
students in the 2019 100 Best Schools ranking earned W!se’s Financial
Literacy Certification based on their coursework throughout the year and
their performance on W!se’s Certification Test.

“Voya Foundation is proud to support organizations like W!se that are
helping the next generation become financially resilient,” said Voya’s
Martin Smit, managing director, Strategic Relationship Management Group
and W!se board member. “Developing financial literacy skills early on
makes a significant difference in the lives of young people among
different demographics by equipping them with the expertise and
financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce
and manage their income to and through retirement.”

Voya’s five-year partnership with W!se has supported programs that help
to enhance students’ behavior regarding personal finance, with more
students making smart financial decisions when it comes to budgeting,
setting goals, and establishing healthy savings. W!se’s award-wining
Financial Literacy Certification program provides schools with the
curriculum and resources to support their personal finance instruction
and to measure students’ financial literacy when they take the Financial
Literacy Certification Test. Students passing the test become Certified
Financially Literate™ — a nationally recognized credential.

See a complete
list of this year’s 100 Best schools
(PDF).

About Voya Financial ®

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and
protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the
financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and
institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500
company that had $8.5 billion in revenue in 2018. The company had $467
billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec.
31, 2018. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future
possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s
vision is to be America’s Retirement Company ® . Certified as a
“Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work ® Institute,
Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is
socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya
has been recognized as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies ®
by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender
Equality Index; and as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”
on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information,
visit voya.com .
Follow Voya Financial on Facebook ,
LinkedIn
and Twitter @Voya .

About W!se

Working in Support of Education (W!SE) is a leading educational
nonprofit based in New York City with a mission to improve the lives of
young people and at-risk adults through programs that develop financial
literacy and readiness for college and the workforce. For more
information, visit wise-ny.org .
Follow W!se on Facebook ,
Instagram, and Twitter @wisenewyork .

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Contacts

Media:
Tiffany Hawks
Voya Financial
Office: (212)
309-8915
Cell: (321) 684-1168
Tiffany.Hawks@voya.com