Expanding Student Financial Education with Kentucky Coach John Calipari

At EverFi, we’re fortunate to work with over 1,000 partners who are helping bring students across North America the critical skills they need to be successful in life. While our partners include a wide variety of organizations including sports leagues, foundations, financial institutions, manufacturers, and colleges and universities – to name a few – one commonality is a desire to change the equation for students today.

Coach John Calipari is among the most successful college basketball coaches in history.   In addition to leading the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, Coach Calipari has also made a deep commitment to supporting and strengthening communities across Kentucky. He’s a leader who understands how to leverage his role for social benefit – and how to leave a personal legacy that goes beyond the basketball court.

Calipari Foundation

Since 2011, we’ve partnered with the Calipari Foundation to extend financial education opportunities to elementary school students across the commonwealth of Kentucky.  To date, Coach Cal’s foundation has impacted almost 20,000 students with this online curriculum.  Coach Cal and a group of  local sponsors – including Commercial Bank of Grayson, Farmers National Bank of Danville, First Community Bank, First Kentucky Bank, First National Bank of Brooksville, First National Bank of Manchester, Republic Bank, and Whitaker Bank –  have made the program possible and over 150 incredibly passionate and dedicated teachers have extended it into the classroom.  It’s a great team effort that’s driving real benefit for students across the Commonwealth.

Amidst an incredible season that has seen the Kentucky Wildcats secure the number one national ranking and extend their record to 29-0, we had an opportunity to spend a few minutes with Coach Cal to hear why financial preparedness is so important and to also have him answer questions from students across Kentucky.

View this video on Vimeo: Coach Calipari Discusses the Importance of Financial Education

Thanks for your continued support, Coach Cal, and best of luck on the road to the national championship!