Teaching Financial Education to Central Valley High School Students

Pacific Western Bank partnered with EverFI, Inc. to teach personal financial management basics to high school students in Fresno, Kern, Tulare, and Kings counties. In doing so, Pacific Western Bank became the sole financial institution to support these educational efforts in the Central Valley region.

The web-based program uses new media technology to bring complex financial concepts to life for today's digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of personal finance topics, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens.

Financial education in all states is lacking, with California especially struggling. Our hope is to improve the current reality through joint efforts, such as this one with EverFi.