State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Celebrates Success Of Statewide Financial Literacy Program
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
(Spartanburg, SC) – State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan, SC Economics and educators from Campobello-Gramling School are celebrating students who have completed the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program, an interactive, web-based financial education program available to all South Carolina elementary-aged students. Across South Carolina, this financial education program has reached over 4,000 students in the 2015-16 school year and will continue to grow in years ahead.
Treasurer Loftis and Campobello-Gramling educators acknowledge the importance of financial literacy for young people and the impact this education can have for years to come.
“We are proud to bring this critical education to elementary students across South Carolina, and excited to celebrate the students for completing this program,” said Treasurer Curtis Loftis,
“Through online simulations and games, the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program will help set our students on a path to financial security and a successful life.”
Treasurer Loftis, Future Scholar, and SC Economics have partnered with education technology company EverFi, Inc. to bring the financial literacy program to students at no cost to the schools or the taxpayer. The elementary school course features an interactive, new-media learning platform specifically designed to introduce financial literacy skills early in a child’s development. The 2.5-hour curriculum aligns with both state and national standards, and includes topics such as saving, budgeting, responsibility and decision-making, credit and debt, careers, income, charity, and more.
“Campobello-Gramling School is focused on preparing students to be problem solvers, life-long learners, and productive members of society,” said Principal John Hodge, “and financial knowledge is a foundation for all those characteristics. We are grateful for this partnership with Treasurer Loftis, which enables us to provide innovative resources and new opportunities to elementary school students in our district.”
About South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Program
Future Scholar is South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Program and is administered by Treasurer Curtis Loftis. Future Scholar is an investment account that helps families save over time for the rising cost of a college education. With low management fees and one of the best tax deductions in the country, account funds can be used at any eligible two-or four-year educational institution, including out-of-state and some international schools. No minimum amount is required to open an account and anyone can contribute. For more information, visit treasurer.sc.gov.
About SC Economics
The SC Council on Economic Education is a statewide non-profit dedicated to improving economic education and financial literacy by helping K-12th grade teachers and students to be active, successful, and prosperous members of our global economy. They offer free teacher training and educational resources as well as a wide variety of highly interactive student games, competitions, and events which make learning fun! Visit our website at www.sceconomics.org for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.