Hillsboro, OH (July 19, 2022) – 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-ServiceTM 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 1,945 students, across Highland and Brown County, have taken the financial education course.
Program highlights from the 2021-2022 school year include:
- Reach: The program helped 256 students actively participating across four schools
- Knowledge Gain: With 877 hours of learning, students increased their assessment scores by 69%.
- Attitudinal Changes: After taking the course, students reported substantial increases in their confidence to manage financial tasks now and in the future.
“I like that the course went into depth on everything it was teaching me, like how to set up and manage a savings account, a checking account and how to manage your credit and the debts you owe,” stated one student. “I really liked how it actually put you in different situations to teach you how to act or react.”
“Now is such a critical time for youth to gain financial education to help prepare them for the future,” states Jocelyn Leeth, NCB Assistant 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 and a technology grant to the school with the highest percentage of students completing the program each year.
EVERFI, a Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) company, is an international technology company driving social impact through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to mental health to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI’s Impact-as-a-ServiceTM solution and digital educational content have reached more than 45 million learners globally. In 2020, the company was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and was featured on Fortune Magazine’s Impact 20 List. The company was also named to the 2021 GSV EdTech 150, a list of the most transformative growth companies in digital learning. Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, acquired EVERFI in December of 2021. To learn more about EVERFI please visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.