Varo Bank Launches “SaveUp” Financial Education Course in Collaboration with EVERFI
Free Savings Curriculum to Reach 4,500 Middle Schools Nationwide
Sept. 15, 2022
, the first all-digital, nationally chartered U.S. consumer techbank, announced today the launch of
, a free middle school savings curriculum designed in strategic partnership with social impact education innovator, EVERFI. The
course is the largest initiative to date of the Varo Money Power program, which includes free online financial education lessons for adults and the Russ x Varo Money Power financial education workshops for high school students designed in partnership with NBA superstar
empowers students by providing them with the tools they need to build a strong savings foundation and will be available to 4,500 middle schools nationwide by
. The course is aligned with Jump$tart National Standards for Personal Finance Education and focuses on middle school students to provide them time to learn and practice savings habits before they start to deal with more pressing financial challenges in high school and beyond.
“Everyone deserves the same access to opportunity, and that starts with financial education,” said
, Founder and CEO of
. “Through this joint initiative, Varo and EVERFI continue to advance our shared mission of expanding financial inclusion and helping young people learn the fundamentals of what it takes to build wealth for themselves and their communities. We plan to leverage this program content in the future to broaden the reach of financial education and literacy to a wider audience going forward.”
Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of saving, how to budget, how savings can help reach financial goals, and how to open a savings account. This will be accomplished through an interactive learning experience that includes:
- Self-guided lessons to help students develop simple, actionable strategies.
- Real-world scenarios that prime students for long-term behavioral change using problem-solving and self- reﬂection activities.
- Detailed score reports and ofﬂine extension activities to help teachers maximize their impact across all students.
“Middle school is a time of financial socialization for students as they start to develop their own values and beliefs around money,” said
, Co-Founder and President of EVERFI. “Developing the
curriculum and bringing it to middle schools around the country, is just part of our commitment to help students, especially those in low-to-moderate income populations, build the knowledge and skills they need to achieve financial wellness and stability while providing equal access to the financial services system.”
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Varo Bank is the first all-digital, nationally chartered U.S. consumer techbank built from the ground up, designed to make financial inclusion and opportunity a reality for all. Varo Bank is reimagining the modern banking experience and providing customers with the tools they need to build financial resilience and realize their financial power – with offerings such as Varo Believe, a secured card to help build credit, Varo Advance to help stretch hard-earned dollars between paychecks, the ability to earn cashback at 1,000 merchant locations nationwide, and a newly launched high yield savings account option, more than 38x the national average. A different kind of financial institution – Varo Bank serves everyone striving to build a better future – from those with abundance to people struggling to make ends meet. Varo has been named one of Forbes’ World’s Best Banks in 2022, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and is on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies for 2022. For more information on Varo Advance, Varo Believe, and other offerings such as Perks, visit
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About EVERFI, Inc.
) is an international technology company driving social impact through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to mental health to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008,
solution and digital educational content have reached more than 45 million learners globally. In 2020, the company was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by
and was featured on
Impact 20 List. The company was also named to the 2021
150, a list of the most transformative growth companies in digital learning.
, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, acquired
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