MIAMI — Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho and EverFi honored Miami Edison Senior High School students recently with certification in financial literacy for completing the Florida Financial Scholars program. EverFi is a web-based program that uses the latest in new media technologies — video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking — to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.
“It’s encouraging to see the involvement of so many distinguished financial institutions in this program that provides our students with valuable insights into financial literacy,” said Superintendent Carvalho. “These students are at a vulnerable age, where they can and should learn to make wise decisions that will help them set a positive course for college and the years ahead.”
Districtwide sponsor Burger King and local sponsors BankUnited, Espirito Santo Bank, and Florida Community Bank partnered to make the program available to every high school in Miami-Dade County Public Schools as part of an initiative to make innovative financial education available to all students.
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FINANCIAL SCHOLAR: Miami Edison Senior High School student Maxima Alerte demonstrates her financial literacy with the EverFi web-based program for Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho.