SESLOC’s roots are in education, which is why we’re committed to celebrating local teachers by offering unique resources and financial services tailored to their needs.
Here are some ways we support teachers in (and out of) the classroom:
Teachers often dig deep into their own pockets to provide enrichment opportunities for their students. These unique learning opportunities have a tremendous impact on students’ development, which is why SESLOC offers Education Grants up to $500 to help K-12 teachers go above and beyond the curriculum. Teachers have recently used grants to expand their classroom libraries or buy supplies to offer hands-on lessons in art, music, coding, science, and more.
Learn more or submit an application.
SESLOC Financial Scholars
SESLOC partners with EverFi , Inc, to underwrite the cost of the Financial Scholars program for Central Coast high schools. This six-hour course is completed entirely online and utilizes interactive, cutting-edge technology to engage students as they learn critical financial concepts and develop financial skills that help them become financially responsible citizens. The 7-module online curriculum covers topics like budgeting, credit, taxes, financing higher education, and more.
Since 2018, more than 1,400 students have completed the program. After completion, students report feeling more empowered, with one recent student noting, “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.”
The Financial Scholars program is developed by EverFi, the country’s leading education technology provider. EverFi works directly with teachers to implement the online programs, which are offered anytime during the school year at no cost to the school. Once enrolled in the program, teachers have access to seven 20-35 minute lessons. To bring it to your school, email Lance Burbank, SESLOC’s EverFi Schools Manager, or SESLOC’s Carla Swift.
SESLOC offers online educational resources for all age levels:
- Kids can explore money concepts through youth activity and coloring books like “Shell”ebrate Savings, SMART Goals & Savings, Grow Your Savings, and Let’s Go to the Credit Union.
- Guide teens through the basics of young adulthood with Money Management Concepts for Teens and Young Adults, or explore the “Financial Health” topic in News+ to learn tips on budgeting, saving, and planning.