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Media Advisory: Clark Elementary School students participating in Danny Dollar Academy to meet Danny Dollar author Ty Allan Jackson and present their financial literacy projects

What: Students from Clark Elementary School in Cleveland will attend a presentation by author Ty Allan Jackson and present their student-led projects that utilized financial literacy concepts they learned through the Danny Dollar Academy. The program is being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with Northern Kentucky University.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Where: Cleveland Public Library-Main Auditorium, Cleveland, OH

Register: Media are invited to attend; please register in advance by contacting June Gates at or 216.579.2048.

Danny Dollar Academy (DDA) is a financial literacy program that was developed in 2016 by Ty Allan Jackson, children's book author and founder of Big Head Books, and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of the NKU Center for Economic Education (NKU CEE). The program promotes financial literacy in grades 3, 4, and 5 using Jackson's book, Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: Lemonade Escapade.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and NKU CEE created standards-based personal finance lessons for the Danny Dollar Academy and piloted the program in Ohio with 300 4th and 5th grade students in the Cincinnati Public School District and Cleveland Metropolitan School District for the 2018-2019 academic year. As part of the pilot program, educators attended a one-day professional development workshop, received the standards-aligned financial literacy curriculum, and facilitated a student-led project that utilized the financial literacy concepts learned throughout the program.

The Cleveland Public Library has purchased sets of the Danny Dollar book for classrooms to borrow.

Questions? Contact June Gates at or 216.579.2048.

About NKU

Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. For more information, visit

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479