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Hillsboro Students Honored in Ceremony for Financial Literacy Achievement

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 digital generation. 

“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.

bout NCB: 

NCB 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, visit www.ncb.coop, 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 organizations. 

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.