Charles Co. High School Students Learn to Manage Finances with e-Learning Tool - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Co. High School Students Learn to Manage Finances with e-Learning Tool

WALDORF, Md. (December 22, 2011)—Charles County Public High School students have adopted a new web-based e-learning platform designed to promote financial literacy. The e-learning platform, powered by EverFi, Inc., uses the latest in new media technologies: adaptive pathing, 3-D gaming, social networking, online animations, video and messaging tools to bring complex financial concepts to life. Through the EverFi platform, students become certified in over 600 topics in financial education and become more informed financial citizens. Community Bank of Tri-County has partnered with EverFi to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the schools.

"One of the best things that we can do for the upcoming generation is to help educate children about the importance of making wise financial decisions," said Jim DiMisa, Chief Operation Officer for Community Bank of Tri-County. "Partnering with EverFi allows us to provide effective and engaging content on topics that can often be very confusing to children and adults, alike. It's just one more way that Community Bank of Tri-County is striving to give back to our communities."

"I really like EverFi. I learned about different types of banks and student loans. I also learned the difference between a credit card and debit card. My favorite section was savings. I really learned a lot about savings and all that goes along with saving like needs and wants and how to budget my money. EverFi helped me learn things that my parents didn't learn until they were grown and on their own. I appreciate EverFi and all I had a chance to learn and further my education that will help me get through life a lot easier," said Ebony Poe, North Point High School student.

The 10-unit course offers six 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, 401(k)s and other critical concepts. The system uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with a Certification in Financial Literacy, a powerful tool on college applications, resumes, and more.

"EverFi is a unique way for me to connect with students on a variety of subjects," says Debra Davis, teacher at North Point High School. "The students enrolled in the program ask better questions and engage in conversations that may not take place without EverFi. I have found that this supports objectives, assessments and instruction in a positive manner."

Source: Community Bank of Tri-County

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