Hillsboro, OH – (November 9, 2018) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution which provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio and 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 2017-18 school year.
NCB’s partnership with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., has brought an interactive, web-based financial program to over 1,500 students since the program’s inception in 2013. In the 2017-2018 academic year, 232 students were reached among the five local high schools that participate in NCB’s Money Matters Program.
“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,” stated Deb Jones, NCB Co-President, Ohio Region. “It is crucial that our younger generation understand important aspects of personal finance and this program equips them with the knowledge needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in.”
NCB also awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the schools that participate in the program.
“It’s imperative that today’s students are better prepared for their financial futures, and we’re grateful to our many private-sector partners that have stepped up to be part of the solution.” said EVERFI CEO Tom Davidson.
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 750 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.