Financial Scholars 2020

More Than 460 Students Complete the Financial Scholars Program During the 2019-2020 School Year

August 30, 2020
by Team SESLOC

SESLOC is the proud sponsor of EverFi’s Financial Scholars program, which provides financial education for Central Coast high school students. During the 2019-2020 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic drove an unprecedented level of school closures, especially on the Central Coast. SESLOC Financial Scholars proved to be a valuable supplement to teachers’ remote learning plans.

Program Results Include:

  • Active participation by four schools on the Central Coast, including Lompoc, Cabrillo, Santa Maria and Paso Robles high schools
  • More than 460 students successfully completed the program
  • Students completed more than 1,700 hours of learning
  • After completing the program, students’ financial literacy assessment scores increased by 54%
  • The number of students who felt confident they could make and follow a budget grew 65%

Feedback From High School Learners:

  • “I am more confident about managing my money better. I will use what I learned in this course in my day-to-day life.”
  • “I liked that this course taught me about my finances and important things like budgeting, credit, and various accounts I will eventually need….without this course I’m not sure where I would learn all this information.”
  • “I honestly really like how easy and simple the concepts are and how they are organized…I will also use this to teach my family more about saving.”

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