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One of 40 Los Angeles area schools selected for City National Bank financial literacy program COMPTON — City National Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc., to expand its successful “Dollars + Sense” program, with a new digital

One of 40 Los Angeles area schools selected for City National Bank financial literacy program

COMPTON — City National Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc., to expand its successful “Dollars + Sense” program, with a new digital financial literacy curriculum, the Compton Herald has learned. The curriculum includes a financial course designed to provide students with the critical skills needed to make sound financial decisions.

The bank will offer the new curriculum in 40 additional schools in Los Angeles County. EverFi, a leading education technology company, will bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to schools that lack the resources to teach financial education to their students.

This new financial education partnership launched April 27 at Compton High School, where students showcased their financial knowledge through games that quizzed them on topics such as credit scores, savings vehicles, and payment types.

“I hope that as these students make financial decisions in their daily lives, they think back to this experience,” said Jennifer Nickerson, head of community engagement for City National Bank. “This partnership with EverFi will allow us to bring our already successful program to more students so they can make smart choices and have secure financial futures.”

The new digital “Dollars + Sense” program offers several unique features:

  • 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.
  • Offers over six hours of programming with 10 units in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401(k)s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards.
  • Tracks the progress and performance of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with a “Certification in Financial Literacy.”

The expansion into new schools and new digital version of “Dollars + Sense” is part of City National Bank’s $11-billion community reinvestment commitment announced a year ago.

“While high school students are preparing to fulfill their college and career aspirations the importance of personal finance is seldom addressed,” said Dr. Stephen Glass, principal of Compton High School. “At Compton High School, we believe financial literacy is another step towards social justice. We are thankful to City National Bank and EverFi for creating this opportunity for our students.”

 

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