— Official News Release, ND State Treasurer —
North Dakota State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt today announced an initiative to bring an innovative, web-based financial education program to every high school student across the state through a partnership with education technology leader EverFi. The Office of State Treasurer will partner with local businesses and financial institutions to bring this program to local students at no cost to schools or taxpayers.
“It is my obligation and duty as State Treasurer and as a resident of North Dakota to promote financial literacy across the state,” said Treasurer Schmidt. “I am proud to promote this mission by bringing EverFi’s cutting-edge curriculum to students across North Dakota in partnership with local businesses. Together we can help prepare the next generation with critical money management skills.”
To launch this statewide initiative, Treasurer Schmidt is embarking on an informational tour across the state from May 27th-29th, during which time North Dakota businesses, financial institutions and educators who are interested in bringing this program to their communities will be able to learn about the program firsthand and select schools to sponsor across the state.
“EverFi is proud to work alongside Treasurer Schmidt as she champions financial literacy across North Dakota,” said EverFi Founder and CEO Tom Davidson. “Public-private partnerships like these are key to bringing innovative learning opportunities to students at no cost to the school system. I’m proud that EverFi will join a growing number of local partners to impact students across the state.”
The web-based program uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. EverFi’s high school course offers over six hours of programming with ten units 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 EverFi curriculum is implemented on a co-curricular basis, providing teachers with a valuable tool to use with students in a classroom setting.
EverFi’s activation team will manage all school integration, teacher training and professional development to bring this course statewide. More than 50,000 teachers across the U.S. have used this innovative curriculum in their classrooms.
Backed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, EverFi is focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life.
If you are a member of the North Dakota business or financial institution community seeking to bring critical financial education resources to local schools, please join Treasurer Schmidt and EverFi in your city as they tour the state May 27th-May 29th. To view the schedule and register to attend an event please visit:http://info.everfi.com/ND_Invitation.html