Financial Empowerment For Long-Term Success

Treasurer Magaziner believes that every Rhode Islander deserves the opportunity to achieve financial security. That’s why Treasurer Magaziner and his team advocate for expanded financial literacy in schools and for adults, as well as for programs and organizations that help Rhode Islanders become more financially self-sufficient.  

Financial Empowerment Roundtable

In 2017 Treasurer Magaziner established the Financial Empowerment Roundtable, where representatives from government, non-profits, education, businesses, and banking share ideas on how to promote financial education and empowerment statewide. These quarterly roundtables take on specific focus areas with each convening and all previous copies of presentations available at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in joining a future meeting, contact Deputy Treasurer Charon Rose at charon.rose@treasury.ri.gov.

People at roundtable meeting

Job Shadow Day

Students listening to speaker

The Office of the General Treasurer each year also hosts a Job Shadow Day providing Rhode Island students with the opportunity to explore careers in finance by visiting workplaces and interacting with financial professionals from the state. Over the last four years, 325 students have participated in this all-day hands on learning experience. 

Young Leader Award

The annual Office of the General Treasurer Young Leader Awards recognizes high school juniors from every school in Rhode Island who demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship and a drive in developing the skills necessary to achieve their goals. These awards are presented to high school juniors in the State of Rhode Island who meet the following criteria:

  • Outstanding achievement in math, economics, and business-related courses
  • Active in their community
  • School leader
  • Embodies an entrepreneurial spirit
Young Leader Award Recipients

Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award

Person receiving award

As a former public school teacher, Treasurer Magaziner understands that educators play a vital role in setting young people on the path to financial success. Treasurer Magaziner's Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award recognizes teachers across the State of Rhode Island who provide holistic support so their students can successfully navigate the financial system. The award, typically hosted in June, is open to teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • Teach financial literacy and has taught it for at least two years   
  • Coach a financial literacy-related club or extracurricular activity, and     
  • Have a student letter of support.

The Office of the General Treasurer is always working with local partners to increase and improve opportunities to bring financial empowerment to all Rhode Islanders. If you or your organization are interested in partnering, please contact Deputy Treasurer Charon Rose at charon.rose@treasury.ri.gov.