Empowering today’s youth through financial education.
Every day, we see the impact that financial decisions have on people’s lives. So, in 2013, through a partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, we launched the Central National Bank Financial Scholars Academy, which aims to incorporate the teaching of financial concepts into local high school classrooms.
What is the Financial Scholars Academy?
The Academy, which is now implemented at Midway High School and A.J. Moore Academy, is a new-media learning platform that uses the latest technology–video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking–to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s students. These concepts include, among others, renting vs. owning, credit scores, investing in the stock market, filing tax returns, and identity theft protection. To date, approximately 500 Central Texas students have completed the program.
For more information, check out the explanatory video (below) from EverFi. If you’d like to see the CNB Financial Scholars Academy at your school, please contact Bryan Fonville.