Featured Financial Literacy Program: First Northern Bank’s Partnership With EverFi To Bring Financial Education to High School Students

Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month (April 2013)

The CAFLM Blog will feature financial literacy programs in March and April to highlight California Financial Literacy Month, April 2013. To feature your financial literacy program, see the CAFLM Blog post dated February 20, 2013.

Today we are highlighting:


First Northern Bank’s Partnership With EverFi To Bring Financial Education to High School Students

Financial Scholars Program

Credit card bills, debt, saving, and financing higher education are not often top of mind for most high school students, yet the financial decisions they make today will have long-term effects on their lives. First Northern Bank, in partnership with EverFi, Inc., is sponsoring the First Northern Bank’s Financial Scholars Program in six high schools within its service area.

EverFi’s innovative web-based platform uses the latest in digital learning and gaming techniques to bring complex financial topics to life. The 10-module, 6-hour program is integrated into the school curriculum and covers over 600 topics including banking, credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k programs and other critical concepts. The system tracks student progress and reports the unique score of each user. Upon completion of the course, students are provided with a Certification in Financial Literacy.

First Northern is bringing this interactive financial management curriculum to these high school students at no cost to the school. To date, the 2013 program has certified 52 students in one school. Nearly 400 students are currently enrolled in the program.

For more information

Visit EverFi’s Website: www.everfi.com

Visit First Northern Bank’s Website: www.thatsmybank.com

Contact Kimberly DeBra at (707) 678-3041

Alana Golden for CAFLM

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