Hillsboro, OH (August 21, 2023) – Today, National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution that provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio, released its annual impact data for the bank’s digital financial education curriculum it provides to high school students across Highland County. The curriculum was made available to schools at no cost through NCB’s strategic partnership with EVERFI, the leading Impact-as-a-Service education innovator.
Since launching the financial education initiative in 2014, NCB has successfully grown its program and impact on students, schools, and the local community. To date, more than 2,195 students, across Highland and Brown County, have taken the financial education course.
Program highlights from the 2022-2023 school year include:
• Reach: The program helped 250 students actively participating across five schools
• Knowledge Gain: With 1,171 hours of learning, students increased their assessment scores by 32%.
• Attitudinal Changes: After taking the course, students reported substantial increases in their confidence to manage financial tasks now and in the future.
“I love how this course teaches you the smartest and most efficient way to take care of your money,” stated one student. “Also, Everfi helps me understand the risks of what would happen if you didn’t take care of your debts, loans, and spending of your money.”
“Now is such a critical time for youth to gain financial education to help prepare them for the future,” states Jocelyn Leeth, NCB Branch Manager. “NCB is happy to partner with EVERFI to offer this financial education program, along with NCB’s digital adult financial education program, to help our community achieve financial capability.”
Through the financial education program, NCB offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each high school that participates in the program. Lynchburg-Clay High School was awarded the technology grant for having the highest percentage of students completing the program this year.