Our mission at First Security Bank & Trust is to be the guide to financial wellness for the communities we serve. Through a partnership with education technology company EverFi, First Security empowers students in North Central Iowa with the knowledge and skills they need to take control of their financial future.
The Common Cent$ program provides interactive digital financial education to middle/high schools throughout our footprint. In the 2018 – 2019 school year alone, 1,120 students in 16 North Iowa schools completed 3,422 hours of learning thanks to First Security’s sponsorship of the Everfi program. In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) highlighted EverFi’s schools-based financial education programs in a new report on Advancing K-12 Financial Education: A Guide for Policymakers.
EverFi – Financial EducationTM (High School)
The eight-hour web-based program uses the latest in new media technology to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with certification in financial literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.