On May 29, third and fourth grade students from Broadwater Elementary in Helena gathered at the Capitol to celebrate their certification in EverFi’s Financial Foundations program. Governor Steve Bullock, along with members of EverFi, Valley Bank, Montana Bankers Association, and MFEC, attended to celebrate with the students. They are the first elementary group in Montana to gain certification in the program.
Governor Steve Bullock spoke to the students, their teachers, and families in the Capitol rotunda. Key stakeholders in the program were in attendance, including Ray Martinez and Mick Karls (EverFi), Andy O’Neill and Dave Novotney (Valley Bank), SteveTurkiewicz and Pam O’Reilly (Montana Banker’s Association), and Diana Holshue (MFEC).
The Financial Foundations Program is a web-based financial literacy platform for students. Developed by leading education technology company EverFi, it was brought to local area schools by Valley Bank. This public-private partnership is empowering Montana students across the state with critical money management skills.