From the Field – The Edison K-8 School, Boston, MA

Over Boston Public School’s February vacation week, 24, 3rd & 4th grade Edison students were working hard to “sharpen the saw” using Vault through First Republic Bank’s sponsorship. Although it was a short 4-day week, the students were able to login and work on the modules while they were in school, something they looked forward to doing before going home each day. On the last day of vacation, First Republic representative Heather Lombardo and Rhyshonda Singletary visited the class with me to honor their hard work and celebrate the students success with Vault. Although only 5 students actually became certified, the rest of the class was just one or two modules away. The class was so excited to show us what they learned through a fun game of Jeopardy that we played with Vault questions. Each students was able to leave February vacation’s “Acceleration Academy” week with a First Republic piggy bank, and some even with a certificate.

School Manager: Maraget Bane
Teacher: Jarod Johnson
School:The Edison K-8 School, Boston Public Schools
City: Boston, MA
Course: Vault

From the Field – H.M. King High School, Kingsville, TX

Ms. Carrillo’s seniors have been using the EverFi course this year and we had the pleasure of bringing in a member of 1st Community Bank of Corpus Christi to host a certification ceremony with the students. Beyond receiving the certificates, the students dominated financial literacy Jeopardy and shared incredibly thoughtful reflections and posed meaningful questions about their own financial wellness and future. It was so amazing to hear the students’ reflections and to hear from Ms. Carrillo about the impact the course has had on this group of students as well as her past classes who have since graduated.

School Managers: Dakota Rubin & Heather Witcher
Teacher: Diana Carrillo
School: H.M. King High School in Kingsville ISD
City: Kingsville, TX
Course: EverFi