Neighbors FCU Launches Digital Financial Capability Initiative Fulfilling LA Act 154 Mandates For Area Schools

Published: Mar 14, 2019

Neighbors Federal Credit Union announced the launch of an interactive, online financial education initiative through its new partnership with the nation's leading education technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc. The program is called Money Matters and is available as a complimentary service to provide educational resources to the Greater Baton Rouge community and area schools to manage their finances and plan for the future.

Neighbors FCU is providing the financial literacy curriculum free of charge to any schools in the NFCU service area. This curriculum will satisfy the legislative mandate for schools to provide financial education as outlined in Senate Bill 315 signed into Act No. 154 last year.

"With schools now being legislatively mandated to provide financial literacy education, the burden on schools to provide a quality education is higher than ever before," Webb said. "We are happy to provide a bit of relief for our schools by providing the materials needed to satisfy that requirement free of charge to the school."
In addition to the K-12 curriculum, Money Matters offers an assortment of adult financial education learning topics, with subjects including building emergency savings, mortgage education and retirement planning. Each learning topic is 3-10 minutes in length and is designed to encourage participants to build financial confidence via a series of interactive activities. The mobile and tablet-friendly program is available in English and Spanish.

This resource is free and available to the public through Neighbors FCU's company website. The program may be accessed at https://www.neighborsfcu.org/financial-education/