To help empower teens and adults in our area to make sound financial decisions, Washington Financial Bank offered Washington Financial’s Money 101 to more than 300 students at local high schools and Community Action Southwest. Washington Financial’s Money 101 is a web-based program designed by EverFi™, the leading education technology platform. This program brings complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation by using the latest in new media technology including avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing.
Participating high schools included Avella, Fort Cherry, Peters Township and Trinity. Before taking the course, local students on average scored a 62 percent on the financial literacy pre-test. Their scores jumped to 89 percent after successfully completing the course, which is 4 percent higher than the national average. Washington Financial is committed to the community and will continue to sponsor this financial literacy program for local students into the future.