National Cooperative Bank (NCB), has awarded Hillsboro High School a $2,000 technology grant for having the highest percentage of students complete the NCB Money Matters education program during the 2017-18 school year.
NCB’s partnership with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., has brought an interactive, web-based financial program to more than 1,500 students since the program’s inception in 2013. In the 2017-18 academic year, 232 students were reached among the five local high schools that participate in NCB’s Money Matters Program.
“NCB is proud to invest in the community and partner with many of our local schools to empower so many students with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions,” said Deb Jones, NCB co-president, Ohio Region. “It is crucial that our younger generation understand important aspects of personal finance and this program equips them with the knowledge needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in.”
NCB also awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the schools that participate in the program.
“It’s imperative that today’s students are better prepared for their financial futures, and we’re grateful to our many private-sector partners that have stepped up to be part of the solution.” said EVERFI CEO Tom Davidson.
Submitted by Heather Cummings, vice president, marketing communications manager, National Cooperative Bank.