First National Bank is bringing financial literacy education to local high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform. The web-based program uses new media technologies — video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking — to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through the EverFi platform, students become certified in more than 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. First National Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive program to these high school students at no cost to the schools. Those participating are Danbury, Port Clinton, Bellevue, Sandusky and high schools.
The 10-unit course offers six hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform tracks the progress and score 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.
“We made this commitment in our communities because of our strong belief that if we can better educate the students of today, they will become the financially responsible citizens of tomorrow,” said Dean Miller, president and CEO.
For information about First National, go to www.fnblifetime.com; for information about EverFi, visit www.everfi.com.