Hillsboro, OH – (August 27, 2019) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution which provides banking products and services to Southern Ohioand the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations, has awarded Hillsboro High School a $2,000 technology grant for having the highest percentage of students complete the NCB Money Matters education program during the 2018-19 school year.
NCB’s partnership with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., has brought an interactive, web-based financial program to over 1,650 students since the program’s inception in 2013. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 students were reached among the five local high schools that participate in NCB’s Money Matters Program.
“Financial knowledge is a foundational building block of financial capability,” stated Deb Jones, NCB Co-President, Ohio Region. “NCB is proud to invest in the community and partner with many of our local schools to empower so many students with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions.”
NCB also awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the schools that participate in the program.
“The course taught me about finances and budgeting,” stated an Ohio student. “This was extremely beneficial, for me because I will be going to college next year and this course helped teach me how to get through college without much debt.”
Financial education is for everyone. NCB provides important financial education resources for adult learners also. These online courses are 3-10 minute modules that are self-guided, highly interactive and tablet and mobile enabled. They cover topics, such as: mortgages, credit scores, retirement and more and can be found on the Bank’s website at: https://www.ncb.coop/personal-banking/financial-education.
About EverFi: EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI powers community focused financial education for 850 financial institutions across the country. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 19 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, Advance Publications, and Rethink Education, and Rethink Impact. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 4,300 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. Learn more at everfi.com.