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Education Station: Fifth Third Bank comes aboard as sponsor

The bank will provide extra resources and employee volunteer support for WKYC Studios' year-long efforts to report on and serve Northeast Ohio schools

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published, related story.

WKYC Studios has just announced that Fifth Third Bank has come aboard as the sponsor of Education Station. This year-long initiative, blending news coverage and advocacy, highlights the challenges facing local schools as the pandemic continues. Through weekly stories, we share important advice on how to help your kids succeed, and also what you can do to help schoolchildren across Northeast Ohio thrive.

“We welcome Fifth Third as a committed partner in our year-long efforts to report on and serve Northeast Ohio schools and families,” stated Margaret Bernstein, WKYC Studios director of advocacy and community initiatives.

“As a leader in financial education programming, this partnership is a natural fit for Fifth Third Bank. We’re excited to be part of the initiative and to make a significant impact and help children succeed in school,” said Joe DiRocco, regional president, Fifth Third Bank, Northern Ohio.

The bank’s support of the Education Station franchise brings significant resources that will strengthen the station’s advocacy for schoolchildren and families recovering from the challenges caused by the pandemic.

“For instance, WKYC Studios has adopted Charles Dickens School in Cleveland for the 2021-22 school year, and Fifth Third has pledged to support this effort by having employees volunteer for our Dickens Reads tutoring program,” Margaret continued. Fifth Third will also provide financial literacy classes for Dickens students and parents, and other resources.

Fifth Third will also partner with WKYC Studios on key recognition events planned for next year, including senior shoutouts for outstanding high school graduates, and Education Station Awards for school staffers who go the extra mile to help students. 

For more information, please go to WKYC.com/EducationStation.

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