Farmers State Bank has announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students across LaGrange and Steuben County by providing them with access to the Everfi™ Financial Literacylearning course.
This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this learning course, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Farmers State Bank has partnered with Everfi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the schools and hopes to expand into other school districts in the future.
“From small rural towns to major cities across the U.S., Everfi technology is literally transforming how students learn, and we are incredibly grateful for the public-private partnerships that make it possible,” said Everfi CEO Tom Davidson.
The Everfi™ Financial Literacylearning course offers programming aimed at a variety of relevant financial topics, including credit scores, insurance, student loans, taxes, stocks, 401Ks and other critical concepts that map to state and national financial literacy standards. The course uniquely tracks the progress and scores of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.
“Farmers State Bank is thrilled to invest in our youth by giving them the tools they need to be successful,” said Farmers State Bank President and CEO Joe Pierce. “Whether they are heading to college or the workforce, this financial literacy program will give them real world knowledge and decision making tools which will enable them to make the right choices for their future.”