ERIE — In celebration of FinancialLiteracy Month, Northwest Bank announced that its schools-based financial education program is making a positive impact on students’ understanding of critical financial topics in Erie area schools.
“Data shows that rigorous financial education delivered early in a young person’s development leads to positive financial behaviors later in life,” said Jim Martin, region president of Northwest. “By providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to make smart financial decisions, we’re investing in the future economic well-being of the communities we serve.”
Northwest has partnered with EverFi to bring the program to local students at no cost to schools or taxpayers. The Northwest Financial Scholars Program features an interactive new-media learning platform specifically designed to introduce financial literacy skills early in a child’s cognitive development.
The six-hour curriculum for high school students is a challenging but engaging course that aligns with state and national financial education standards. It offers an in-depth and age appropriate view into topics such as banking, budgeting, savings, payment types, credit and debt, income, investing and financing higher education.
Northwest has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi to reach over 15,000 students across Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio at no cost to schools since 2012.
More information about Northwest, visit www.northwest.com.