First Federal Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions Through
This release was written and published by First Federal Community Bank, courtesy of Bradley P. Murtiff, Vice President/Regional Executive.
First Federal Community Bank today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students at Bucyrus High School by providing them with access to the EverFiTM Financial Literacy Platform. This web‐based program uses the latest in new media technologies – video, animations, 3‐D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through the EverFi platform, students will become certified in over 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. First Federal Community Bank
has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the school.
“On behalf of Bucyrus City School District and the Bucyrus Board of Education, I would like to thank First Federal Community Bank of Bucyrus Board of Directors for their financial support in providing the EverFi Financial Literacy Program for the students of Bucyrus High School. This financial literacy program will provide an interactive web based curriculum that will allow the school district an opportunity to meet the financial requirements form the Amended Substitute Senate Bill 311, also known as the Ohio Core. This requirement calls for school districts to integrate economics and financial literacy within social studies classes or another class. Financial literacy content is expressed within the Social Studies Academic Content Standards. Schools are expected to teach: relationship of income level to supply and demand in the market; roles of people in the economy; consequences of choices affecting budgets, savings, credit, philanthropy and investments; and the effect of interest rates on savers and borrowers. Through the efforts of Mr. Bradley Murtiff, Vic President and Regional Executive at First Federal Community Bank of Bucyrus, the Bucyrus City School District has and exciting resource to meet these financial requirements and we look forward to this newly formed partnership with business and education.” Kevin D. Kimmel, Bucyrus City School District Superintendent
The 10‐unit course 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 and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.
Phil Gerber, President of First Federal stated, “At First Federal Community Bank we are excited to partner with EverFi to bring this important financial literacy program to our four local schools (Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Wynford and Colonel Crawford). We believe that education is vital to the success of our young people as they go on to the next stage in their lives. After completing the curriculum that has been established, each graduate will have a better understanding of how credit and financing works. We believe this interactive program will have a significant impact on each of them and make them understand the importance of having that financial knowledge. Giving these students the tools to help them succeed in the future will be a great benefit not only to them but to those around them”.
About First Federal Community Bank of Bucyrus:
First Federal Community Bank was founded in 1888, and is based in Bucyrus, Ohio with depository locations in Bucyrus, New Washington and Marysville.
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, and additional product areas to be announced in early 2012. 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. EverFi teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to schools. To date, more than 3 million students have completed EverFi learning platforms. Learn more at www.everfi.com.
For More Information:
Bradley P. Murtiff
Vice President/Regional Executive
First Federal Community Bank of Bucyrus
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