Master Your Card Celebrates Bronx Schools' Involvement in Innovative Youth Financial Education Program with EVERFI
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Master Your Card, a community empowerment education program sponsored by Mastercard®, joined educators, special guests, and more than 75 high-school students this week at the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship in the Bronx who are participating in an interactive, digital financial education program aimed at empowering students to make smart financial decisions. The program is part of Master Your Card's ongoing partnership with EVERFI, Inc., the nation's leading education technology company.
"Master Your Card is dedicated to helping financially underserved communities move into the mainstream economy, and that begins with educating our youth," said Mercedes Garcia, Vice President Community Relations at Mastercard. "We are pleased that through the Master Your Card Program, now in its seventh year, we have collectively been able to impact thousands of students and families across the country. By teaching our students about money management and the power of electronic payments technology, we are setting the foundation for sound financial futures."
The Master Your Card School Program with EVERFI is part of a community initiative aimed at providing financial education to students at no cost t schools or taxpayers. The program features an interactive, new-media learning platform specifically designed to introduce financial literacy skills and build financial capacity necessary as students transition into adulthood. Through this digital financial education course, students are immersed in real-life financial scenarios and documentation. The course allows students to move at their own pace, providing bite-sized instructional animations that make finance topics approachable and relatable. In addition to hearing from representatives with EVERFI and Master Your Card, students also received advice from the School's Principal, Ms. Zenobia White, and World of Money's Founder and CEO Sabrina Lamb.
"Every day in schools across the country, EVERFI works with teachers and students to bring these lessons to life harnessing the power of technology. Whether it's saving for the future or financing a student loan, it is vital that we empower all young people to prioritize financial wellness," said EVERFI Co-Founder and President of Financial Education, Ray Martinez.
Since its launch in 2016, the Master Your Card School Program with EVERFI has reached more than 20,000 students in financially underserved communities. The program is currently focused on reaching students in New York City and Greater St. Louis.
About Master Your Card:
Master Your Card is a community empowerment education program sponsored by Mastercard that helps people understand how they can get the most from their money through the smart use of electronic payments technology. Learn more at www.masteryourcardusa.org
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI, Inc. is the leading education technology company that provides real world education to learners of all ages through innovative and scalable digital learning. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has reached over 25 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, Advance Publications, Rethink Education, and Rethink Impact. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 3,500 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada.
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