USSFCU Announces Participation in the EVERFI National Financial Bee to Support Youth Financial Education
Published: April 15, 2020
USSFCU sponsors national financial literacy challenge for 7th-10th grade students.
Alexandria, VA - U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI National Financial Bee, taking place through April 30, 2020. The National Financial Bee is a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial literacy challenge for students in 7th-10th grade.
As families across the country are struggling to balance work, childcare, and homeschooling amidst widespread school closures driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Financial Bee provides an opportunity for students to have some fun and learn critical financial concepts at home while social distancing.
The five-day challenge, created by social impact education innovator EVERFI, and supported by leading financial institutions nationwide, features a short daily digital lesson and capstone essay contest in which students will share a financial dream of theirs and how they plan to get there. Winners of the National Financial Bee will receive a total of $20,000 in college scholarships.
“At this time of unprecedented uncertainty, and during Financial Literacy Month, USSFCU is especially committed to engaging its communities, increasing financial literacy, and driving impactful change,” said Arthur Green, USSFCU VP of Marketing. “We are proud to be supporting parents and students at this time through the National Financial Bee and hope it helps drive dinner-table conversations about important financial topics.”
During each day of the challenge, participating students will gain new skills to create a personalized financial decision-making framework that they can apply to their lives now and in the future. Topics include spending and saving, credit and debt, employment and income, investing, and insurance.
“Across the country, families are facing unprecedented uncertainties and challenges. Parents are dealing with the loss of income or are adjusting to working from home, while students are trying to continue their studies outside of the classroom,” said Ray Martinez, founder, and president, EVERFI. “We’ve always been committed to helping students increase their financial literacy, and during this historic time we are also working to help parents feel secure -- and help students stay engaged. The National Financial Bee is a fun way for students to compete with their peers while social distancing.”
To learn more about the National Financial Bee, visit https://ussfcu.everfi-next.net/welcome/national-financial-bee.
In addition to supporting the National Financial Bee, USSFCU works with EVERFI to provide financial education to help members navigate financial uncertainty and plan for the future.
About EVERFI, Inc.
Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service community engagement platform and has reached more than 41 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2020, EVERFI powers engagement in a sustained manner to empower organizations to make an impact within their communities. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com.
For 85 years, USSFCU has provided the U.S. Senate and Capitol Hill communities with world-class financial stability, security and service. Now with 100 plus paths to membership, almost anyone has the opportunity to experience the USSFCU difference. Learn more at www.ussfcu.org.