Hillsboro, OH (January 14, 2014) — National
Cooperative Bank ( NCB), a leading financial services company, presented students at Hillsboro High School with
certificates in financial literacy after completing the NCB Money Matters
Financial Education Program. NCB has made the program available to high schools
across Highland and Brown County as part of an initiative to make innovative
financial education available to all students. 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
“Financial education is a major priority for
NCB,” said Deb Jones, Co-President of NCB Ohio. “We are extremely pleased to
bring this program at no cost to the schools. It is our belief that students
need a better understanding of how to manage their personal finances, take
control of their financial future and become smart consumers and investors.”
NCB has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring this
interactive financial management program to the following high schools: Hillsboro, Whiteoak, Fairfield,
Lynchburg-Clay and Fayetteville-Perry.
"NCB is taking financial education to the
next level, using next-generation technology to engage students and speak to
them in a language that they really understand,” said EverFi CEO Tom Davidson.
“Every student who graduates from Hillsboro High School will have access to
this program. It’s financial education at scale."
Topics covered include 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 learning platform tracks knowledge gain as well as students’
attitudes and behaviors on these important issues. Students who successfully complete the course
earn Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on
college applications and resumes. The
EverFi curriculum fulfills the 2014 Department of Education
mandate for Financial Literacy.
is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of
banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative
expansion and economic development. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank
has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more,
National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanking.
The NCB Financial Group consists of the Congressionally-chartered National
Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCCB) and NCB, FSB, a federally insured savings bank
wholly owned by NCCB. The NCB Financial Group provides financial products and
services for the nation’s cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the leading
education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying
K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The
company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs
at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital
firms are EverFi investors, including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos,
Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates,
Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric
Schmidt). Learn more at www.everfi.com.