Hudson Valley has partnered with Banzai and EverFi to provide teachers with exciting tools they can use to engage their students in mindful money management. Both programs offer easy-to-understand/easy-to-teach basics of money with an emphasis on making learning fun.
for middle schools is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. It has become the largest program of its kind, serving more than 30,000 teachers and available in all 50 states. Students are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget, while learning to manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets, interest charges and overdraft fees. The educational program also introduces students to auto loans, monthly statements, entertainment costs, savings and more.
for high schools is a web-based program that uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. The nine-unit EverFi course offers approximately eight hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing, and certifying students in a variety of relevant financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401(k)’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student and provides those who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction for their college applications and resumes.
View the video below to see what teachers have to say about EverFi.
Please visit the links above to learn more about Banzai and EverFi to see if they fit with your school’s goals for financial education.