Northwest Bank's Financial Literacy Program - Spencer

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posted 6/1/2011 in Education

Northwest Bank's Financial Literacy Program

Pictured are Dean Jacobsen, Bank President in Spencer and Joe Mueting, Principal of Spencer High School.

Northwest Bank is pleased to announce it is sponsoring Spencer High School to ensure students are financially literate before they leave high school. The Northwest Bank Financial Literacy Program uses the leading education technology platform provided by EverFi, Inc. to teach, assess, and certify students in hundreds of topics including savings and budgeting, understanding credit scores, credit cards and managing debt, tax and insurance, investing, consumer fraud and protection, and managing loans to finance higher education. The course allows students to use the latest technology, including rich media, high-definition video, animation and avatars to interact and have fun with complex topics normally reserved for adults.

"We believe in empowering communities and high school students with critical knowledge that will help them chart their course for financial success," said Dean Jacobsen, Northwest Bank President, Spencer. "We are committed to ensuring all students have access to these life-changing topics, served up in a fun way using new media."

Northwest Bank has made a three-year commitment to this initiative and remains dedicated to promoting financial literacy across the community.