Entries by Jenny Hoffman

EverFi and CFPB Present Tips for Strengthening Financial Education Curriculum

New EverFi research finds that 9 out of 10 parents are talking to their kids about money, but fewer than half of parents feel well prepared to have these conversations. While parental education is an important piece of the equation, schools-based financial education is critical to filling in the gaps and ultimately preparing students for […]

Recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  And while it’s a sunny June day here in Washington DC, the topic of Elder Financial Exploitation is a forecast of some very rough weather ahead. The problem of financial exploitation of seniors is scary, and is getting scarier.  Today, there are 40 million Americans over the age […]

EverFi and BB&T Congratulate Winners of the 2015-2016 BB&T Student Blog Contest

This past fall, EverFi proudly partnered with BB&T to launch a student blog contest to teachers and students across more than 800 high schools that use the BB&T Financial Foundations program in their classrooms. After students completed the financial education course, they had the opportunity to download and play BB&T’s web-based leadership app, LEGACY: A […]

The National Report Card on Financial Literacy in High Schools: While Some States Fall Short, Innovation is Happening Everywhere

Last week, Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy released its National Report Card on State Efforts To Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools. This study evaluates the personal finance education efforts of each state based on their graduation requirements, academic standards, and regulations regarding how personal-finance courses are delivered in public high schools. For a […]

EverFi & Arizona State Treasurer Host Financial Literacy Roundtable for Advocates in the State

Urgency to address a critical skills gap in K-12 financial education was the theme for a spirited discussion led by Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and EverFi. On August 12th, EverFi and Treasurer DeWit hosted a roundtable discussion with community leaders on the importance of financial education in the state of Arizona. “It is my […]

May Student of the Month Blog Contest Winner!

As the school year came to a close, students all across North America submitted blog posts and we have selected our winners for May’s Student of the Month contest.  We are proud to share this student’s inspiring story about the impact EverFi’s financial literacy courses has had. Longley P. from Von Steuben Metropolitan High School said: The […]

EverFi Partners Receive Financial Education Innovation Award at Nasdaq’s MarketSite in NYC

Last week, Nasdaq and EverFi honored 25 of our financial services partners with an Innovation in Financial Education Award for their significant efforts to improve the financial capability of young Americans. The ceremony took place at Nasdaq’s MarketSite headquarters in Times Square. Honorees were selected based on a set of criteria that included the scale […]

EverFi Kicks Off Financial Literacy Month with Findings from a New Survey on Teen Financial Capability

EverFi is excited to kick off Financial Literacy Month by sharing results from a new investigation that set out to answer the question: How prepared are American high school students to tackle the financial decisions they’ll make as they enter adulthood? Findings are based on the analysis of survey responses and assessment scores of more than 94,000 […]

Los Angeles Lakers and EverFi Celebrate African-American History Month with Screening of Selma

In celebration of African-American History month, EverFi and the Los Angeles Lakers teamed up to honor graduates of a new digital course designed to expose students to the empowering stories of African-American history and to help them draw inspiration from the grit, intellect, and determination of the many remarkable women and men who shaped America. The […]

CFPB and FSR Put National Spotlight on BB&T’s Financial Education Program

Organizations Unveil Joint Initiative Promote Financial Education . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has joined forces with the Financial Services Roundtable in a nationwide public-private initiative to promote effective financial education. On January 28, FSR president and CEO Tim Pawlenty and CFPB director Richard Cordray joined top business leaders at a forum in Washington […]