Since 2017, through a partnership with leading education technology company EverFi, Connexus Association has brought the Financial Scholars Program, an online financial education program, to classrooms in over 7 schools in Central Wisconsin. During the 2018-2019 school year alone, we reached 322 students with this digital curriculum.

 

For the current academic school year, Connexus Association has expanded its support of the Financial Scholars Program to 2 additional counties. For the 2019-2020 school year, Connexus has sponsored up to 23 schools.

 

We sponsor the Financial Scholars Program to make it available to schools at no cost, many of which are mandated to teach financial education but lack the funding for a qualified curriculum. 

The Financial Scholars Program is a teacher-led curriculum that includes six to eight hours of classroom instruction combined with an interactive online learning platform for high school students.  The courses provide students real-life financial scenarios designed to supply young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Each topic is broken down so it is easy to for students to understand. Additionally, the students can progress through each course at their own pace.

In 2019 EVERFI announced a rebuild and relaunch of our Financial Scholars Program (EVERFI Financial Literacy for High School).There will be an updated and modern illustrative design along with new, interactive digital activities. Courses will include different ways to acquire income, develop a saving and investing plan, create a budget, track expenses, make informed purchases, monitor and protect their money, and navigate financial institutions and financial products. The new course is more flexible, more interactive, and includes more modern topic areas like the gig economy and mobile banking.  The program also includes pre and post assessments and educator resources that allow teachers to track student progress and quantifiable measures of students’ knowledge gain.