City National has partnered with Ever-Fi Inc., to expand its Dollars + Sense financial literacy program with a new digital curriculum that includes a financial course designed to provide students with the skills to make financial decisions. This new digital financial education program, which debuted last month at Compton High School in Los Angeles, will bring an interactive, web-based financial management program to schools that lack the resources to teach financial education to their students. City National will offer the new web-based curriculum in 40 additional schools in Los Angeles, along with looking at expanding it to other schools throughout the bank’s footprint.
As part of financial literacy month, over 100 City National colleagues participated in over 15 financial literacy events in five states, logging over 650 hours and teaching more than 2,000 students financial literacy through its Dollars + Sense program. City National launched its award-winning Dollars + Sense program in 2009, which teaches students K-12 age appropriate lessons about banking and finance.
The new digital Dollars + Sense program has several unique features, including the latest in media technology with simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive pathing to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. The program offers over six hours of programming with 10 units in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401(k) and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards.
The digital Dollars + Sense program also tracks the progress and performance of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with a “Certification in Financial Literacy”.
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