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Westerly Community Credit Union Empowers Students at Prout High School, To Make Informed Financial Decisions Through Innovative Web-Based Program
Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to sponsor an innovative new initiative, which will further financial literacy education with students at Prout High School. This web based program, created by EverFi, Inc., uses the latest in new media technologies- video, animation, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking- to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. The Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to work with EverFi, Inc., in order to bring the interactive financial management program to high schools in the Westerly, Narragansett, South Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich areas, at no cost to the schools.
"Financial literacy has been a major focus for our Credit Union for years and this program is a positive addition to our existing programs", stated Steve White, Westerly Community Credit Union President and CEO. "Our hope is to teach our young adults the importance of good financial management, so they will have a financially secure adulthood."
Students will participate in the 10-unit course, which offers 6 hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics including: 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 platform uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student who successfully completes the course with a Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.
Rhode Island General Treasurer, Gina M. Raimondo, introduced the EverFi program to Westerly Community Credit Union. Increasing opportunities for financial empowerment is a top priority for Raimondo. EverFi is the leading education technology platform company to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, and Health and Wellness. The company is already powering a national movement in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, gaming, high-definition video, and simulations. To date, more than 5 million students have completed EverFi learning platforms. Learn more at www.everfi.com.
For more information about the Everfi Financial Literacy program or other financial literacy programs offered by the Westerly Community Credit Union, please call at 401-596-7000, visit any of their locations in Westerly, Richmond or South Kingstown.