POMEROY — Farmers Bank announces a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students across Meigs County in Ohio and Mason County in West Virginia by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform.
This web-based program uses the latest in 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 will become certified in over 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Farmers Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the 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, 401Ks and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely 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.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform company to teach, assess and certify students in critical skills including financial literacy, student loan management, digital literacy and health and wellness, and additional product areas to be announced in early 2012. The company is already powering a national movement in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, gaming, high definition video and simulations.
To date, more than three million students have completed EverFi learning platforms. Learn more at www.everfi.com.