Metro Students Complete Regions Financial Scholars Program
Regions Bank, St. Louis City Treasurer, Metro A&C High School and St. Louis Public Schools Honor Teacher and Graduates of the Regions Financial Scholars Program
Students participated in a web-based financial literacy program that prepares students for
money management decisions
ST. LOUIS, MO – May 2, 2016 – Today, Regions Bank, the St. Louis City Treasurer, Metro A&C and St. Louis Public Schools recognized more than 90 students for their completion of the Regions Financial Scholars Program, an online financial education platform designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. The ceremony included remarks from Regions, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams, Principal Dr. Wilfred Moore and a student representative. Students were presented with certificates for completing the program and their teacher, Ademir Koric, was awarded a $500 grant from Regions to use on classroom materials.
“These students are the future of St. Louis and the future leaders of our nation. The more we can do to help them grow and prosper, the more our communities will benefit,” said Mike Hart, Midwest Area President of Regions Bank. “That is why we’re proud to partner with St. Louis Public Schools to bring this innovative online program into schools and excited to celebrate students’ accomplishments together. We are also pleased to honor Mr. Koric with a grant for his tireless efforts in the classroom.”
Regions has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc. to bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to local schools at no cost. The course, EverFi – Financial Literacy, offers over eight hours of programming with ten units in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards.
“I admire educators who place an emphasis on a topic that is so important to me and to this city,” said Tishaura Jones. “By utilizing this program, Metro Academic and Classical high school is helping provide students with the foundational skills they need as they enter college and the workforce.”
Regions and EverFi work together to provide various forms of digital education to students in schools across eight states. In addition to financial literacy for high schools, Regions’ partnership with EverFi includes a financial education platform provided to university students, as well as adult learners, and an African-American History course for high schools. Since the partnership with Regions and EverFi began, more than 46,000 students and adults have been reached with innovative resources designed to further education and strengthen communities.
“It is necessary for people of all ages to learn about financial literacy. I commend Metro Academic and Classical High School for placing an emphasis on these skills which their students will need throughout their lives,” said Superintendent Adams. “Financial literacy is critical to long-term success, and we appreciate the work Regions and EverFi, Inc. have done to help our students establish good financial habits.”