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Tackling Credit Scores and Much More with EverFi!

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Published July 11, 2017

Meriwest is now partnering with EverFi™ to bring financial literacy education to local elementary and high school students by providing them with no-cost access to the EverFi™ Financial Literacy/ Vault™ – Understanding Money learning platform.

This web-based program 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. Meriwest has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to high/elementary school students at no cost to the school(s).

As we head into summer, many of today’s younger consumers are likely gearing up to spend money, yet among U.S. adults ages 18 to 34, just over half are paying their bills on time. Furthermore, 44% of high school students report that they don’t know what a credit score measures, according to a study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America.

At Meriwest Credit Union, we are trying to change those statistics by providing financial literacy education to elementary and high school students in our local communities. To help in that endeavor, we have partnered with EverFi, the nation’s leading education technology company.

EverFi’s web-based course uses video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking to bring financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Course curriculum aligns with both state and national financial literacy standards.

Nationally, students experienced a 39% increase in their knowledge of credit scores after completing the EverFi curriculum based on post-assessment data collected from more than half a million high school students. Students take the course as a required part of their school curriculum. The eight-hour program covers key financial topics such as saving and budgeting, financing higher education, identity protection, credit scores, and more. Meriwest employees will volunteer in the classroom throughout the school year to reinforce the importance of using credit wisely and help students understand the impact that poor credit can have on future financial goals.

EverFi™ Financial Literacy/ Vault™ – Understanding Money learning platform has had a big impact on students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, and we’re incredibly proud to be spurring this kind of change and helping teach the next generation of students these valuable skills!

To find out more about how you can bring the Meriwest EverFi platform to your school, contact Jill Popolizio, Community Relations Manager, at 408-365-6328. *Access licenses are limited.

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