On Wednesday, May 8, Educators Credit Union and Milwaukee Public Schools came together to celebrate all of Victory School’s fifth-grade students completing EVERFI.
EVERFI is a financial literacy tool that teaches students about saving money, planning for college, protecting personal information and much more. The program puts students into a digital and interactive environment and learn lessons by stopping at different sections of a map. They then take a test to show their growth after taking the program.
“EVERFI gives students a context for how money actually works in the real world,” said fifth-grade teacher Rita Felippo. “I hope that the students learned to plan for their future. Whether it’s college planning, saving or investing, just having more of a sense on how money operates.”
Educators Credit Union is now sponsoring the use of EVERFI at every MPS elementary school. The program aligns with the State of Wisconsin’s requirement for financial literacy education.