Includes communications templates designed to help you promote your program during Financial Literacy Month to your employees, consumers, and the broader communities you serve.
Thank you for volunteering your valuable time to connect with students and bring real-world learning into the classroom! While we might not be together in person, we can still make a difference in the lives of students.
This toolkit provides you with all the template resources needed to help you plan and execute a fun and impactful virtual classroom visit.
*NEW ACTIVITY* Dollar Detectives Go To Cashella
This activity is a live, escape-room style team competition in which students race against the clock to solve real-world financial puzzles as they plan and save for the Cashella Music Festival. This game was designed for high school students taking the EVERFI’s personal finance suite of courses, and is best aligned to EVERFI Financial Literacy.
A detailed how-to guide for running a successful Dollar Detectives event, complete with talking points, links, logistical tips, and puzzle answers.Download
A high level overview for volunteers, which includes puzzle answers and tips for engaging with students.Download
Teacher Email Templates
A multi-step email campaign template for communicating with teachers before, during, and after the event.Download
Download the toolkit for your sponsored course.
EVERFI's free high school financial literacy course equips students with tools to manage their personal finances in the real world, from applying for financial aid to establishing credit and investing.
In Marketplaces, students learn basic investment concepts that are needed to intelligently and confidently participate in the financial markets.
Students dive into a virtual world to learn the basic ins-and-outs of finances. Can you help a friend from space learn the difference between needs and wants?
Students start their own food truck business, and learn to write a business plan, hire a team, hone their pitch, and balance a budget in the process.
3 Tips for Engaging with Students Virtually
Here are some tips about engaging with students that EVERFI has learned from their experience of conducting successful virtual events.
Keep it Brief
We recommend that events are no longer than 30 minutes and include transitions that allow for two-way engagement (polling, etc.) to recapture students’ attention.
Make it Personal & Relatable
You may be the first person a student has met from a particular industry or from your career focus area. Share your personal story to expose students to your educational and career path. Feel free to share moments from your youth that helped lead you in the path you took. It may get them thinking about their own!
Enjoy Yourself & Have Fun
Working with students can be fun, thought-provoking, and unpredictable! It’s ok to say, “I’m not sure” if a student asks a question outside of your knowledge area or to joke about technical difficulties. Smile through those moments and be ready to shift topics based on student engagement, feedback, and interest.