Newton Federal Bank presented a check to Newton County Schools in the amount of $54,000 Friday.
The bank invested in financial literacy for all seniors in the Newton County School System.
“By partnering with EverFi™, we are able to bring financial literacy to all high school seniors as part of the Economics Curriculum,” said Kenneth Lumpkin, Executive Vice President for Newton Federal Bank.
EverFi™ teaches students to understand the importance of spending wisely, saving, and investing. The program has been funded by Newton Federal Bank since 2014 and will continue to be covered through 2019.
EverFi™ Financial Literacy uses the latest in new media technologies — video, animations, 3-D gaming, and avatars — to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. EverFi™ tracks individual student progress and knowledge gain and provides students who successfully complete the course with certification in financial literacy, which can be a powerful tool for job applications, college search, and internships. Last year, 1,164 high school seniors in Newton County participated in the program, completing more than 6,300 learning hours.