Rhode Island’s Financial Literacy Program Expanding to 44 Schools

May 4, 2012

A financial literacy program for high school students in Rhode Island is getting a boost.

Rhode Island State Treasurer Gina Raimondo said this week that the web-based program, called EverFI, is set to expand to 44 schools over the next year. Currently, the program is used in 19 high schools.

The program teaches students about the importance of credit scores and insurance and the best ways to manage credit cards, loans, investments and savings accounts. It is sponsored by local credit unions.

Raimondo attended a demonstration of the program Monday at North Providence High School. The Democrat says financial literacy is critical to the future success of students.

 

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  • November 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Sharon Capobianco says:
    How compatible are the teaching objectives in this program with the new financial literacy standards that were just adopted by RIDE?
  • May 6, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Water Bug says:
    A bit of education could go a long way. I was listening to a call in radio program and a young man called to insist that there are so many poor people (minorities in particula... read more
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