Treasurer Loftis Visits with Third Graders in the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program at Brockington Elementary
December 22, 2016
South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis recently visited with third graders taking part in the Future Scholar Financial Literacy program at Brockington Elementary in Timmonsville.
Launched in 2015, the program brings critical financial education to students across the state.
"It's important to start teaching financial literacy to kids when they're young," said Treasurer 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.”
State Representative Robert Williams was also on hand for the visit, which recognized Teachers of the Month Christopher Lewis and Vionna Cooper.
"From working in middle and high schools, one of the biggest roadblocks I have seen is debt,” Lewis said. “With this program in elementary school, it will get our kids to think about saving money and spending money correctly."
Since 2015, more than 8,300 students have already benefited from the program. In addition, students’ financial knowledge increased by an average of 36% after completing the course, based on pre- and post-assessment data collected in the 2015-2016 academic year.
For more information on how your school can get started using the Future Scholar Financial Literacy program, go to scfuturescholar.everfi.com.
For more information on the 529 Savings Plan, visit futurescholar.com, treasurer.sc.gov, or follow on Facebook: @SCStateTreasurer.