With Financial Literacy Month beginning in April, and with thousands of Nebraska school children away from school due to the COVID-19 virus, Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante today announced a free, innovative and interactive online resource designed to give Nebraska students access to financial education resources during extended absences from school. Lessons will include topics such as financial readiness, mental wellness, career exploration and character development.
Hosted by the social impact technology leader EVERFI, Digital Lessons for Remote Learning offers kindergarten through 12th grade students interactive, online lessons on the importance of financial literacy. For more information and to get started learning, parents can visit Treasurer Murante's website, https://treasurer.nebraska.gov/ or http://get.everfi.com/parent-remote-learning. Questions can also be directed to RemoteLearning@everfi.com.
"I am pleased to promote these valuable lessons during this time of crisis in our country. Many students are continuing their lessons from home and having EVERFI provide this free resource is a tremendous benefit for students and parents alike," Murante said. "It is my goal for students to have the access to the best lessons available, both in the near term, but also moving forward into the Summer months."
“Nebraska schools are faced with an unprecedented challenge but time and time again educators have found ways to step up and overcome any obstacle in their way,” said Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt. “Educators across the state are finding new and innovative ways to continue instruction and learning in these difficult times and the addition of these free financial education resources will help ensure students all across the state will have access to quality instruction from home.”
EVERFI works with many educational institutions in Nebraska. Parents of students enrolled in partner schools should already have access to the Digital Lessons for Remote Learning site. The portal will also be available to those not currently enrolled.
“We are delighted to offer these critical skills education programs to students thanks to the generosity of our customers,” said Ray Martinez, President of EVERFI. “No one anticipated the impact COVID-19 would have on our schools, teachers and students. These programs are a direct result of the commitments made by many of the world’s leading financial institutions. Because of their dedication, we are able to offer these programs to all students during this time of national crisis.”
The Nebraska Banking Association, which works with State Treasurer Murante on a number of financial literacy initiatives, also applauded the announcement.
“Nebraska Banking Association member banks have a long-standing partnership with EVERFI and a strong commitment along with State Treasurer Murante to foster enhanced financial education across our great state. We encourage our fellow Nebraskans and our education partners to utilize this free resource to supplement current curriculum needs. The current coronavirus situation further reinforces the importance of understanding and practicing sound financial planning.” Richard Baier, President and CEO, Nebraska Bankers Association.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is an international technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 30 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2020, EVERFI powers community engagement in a sustained manner to empower individuals and organizations to make an impact within their communities. The Company also convenes Networks to bring together financial institutions, colleges and universities, and some of the largest corporations to leverage insights and connections to drive impact. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance, Rethink