Financial Literacy remains a top initiative for First Security, as we are committed to financial literacy as a way of life. We are partnered with the EVERFI program in seven of our area high schools. Through this program, nearly 150 students in our area high schools are certified in financial literacy each year.
EVERFI is an online financial literacy program associated with the I Have a Plan initiative. It is designed to provide students with real world skills in savings, banking, managing credit, obtaining financial aid, renting an apartment, taxes, insurance, and investing. EVERFI is also aligned with the Financial Literacy standards of the Iowa Core Curriculum.
We also sponsor The Vault™ - Understanding Money. This additional platform, geared toward students 4th through 6th grade, empowers children to start cultivating good financial habits early. The program is offered in ten local schools at no cost to the school.