10/27/2016: Bank Provides Financial Literacy Program to Mars Area and Pine-Richland High Schools

The 2016 – 17 school year will see a new financial literacy resource available to Mars Area and Pine-Richland High School students. The online curriculum is sponsored by Mars Bank and is called the “myMNB Financial Literacy Program”.

Mars National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dionise with Everfi’s Alyssa Mahramus and Amber Osuba, as well as the Bank’s Tammy Jackson and Greg Homrock before the Mars Area High School kickoff presentation of the myMNB Financial Literacy Program.

Mars Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dionise with Everfi’s Alyssa Mahramus and Amber Osuba, as well as the Bank’s Tammy Jackson and Greg Homrock before the Mars Area High School kickoff presentation of the myMNB Financial Literacy Program.

Mars Bank is partnering with EverFi, Inc. to bring the program to local students at no cost to the schools or taxpayers. The eight-hour web-based program uses the latest in new media technology to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with certification in financial literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.

“Financial literacy is a missing piece among the other changes that were made after the financial crisis in 2008. As a community bank we believe that it is just as, if not more, important for people to understand financial issues and products as it is to create oversight of banking practices,” said Jim Dionise, Mars Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Everfi to bring this program to two of our local schools; we hope to expand the impact of financial education in the communities we serve. This program will help students have a better understanding of banking, finance and more.” 

Jim Dionise discussing the need for financial literacy and how the Bank is involved in helping its customers and community with students at the Mars Area High School kickoff event.

Jim Dionise discussing the need for financial literacy and how the Bank is involved in helping its customers and community with students at the Mars Area High School kickoff event.

“EverFi strives to help today’s generation prepare for a lifetime of challenging financial decisions”, said EverFi Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tom Davidson. “We are grateful for our partnership with Mars Bank, which provides students with the critical skills they need to be savvy, responsible consumers.”

Mars Bank is committed to remaining a relationship driven, independent community bank, which offers competitive products and services, made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about serving our customers in a personal, efficient and friendly manner. 

EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt).  Learn more at www.everfi.com.

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