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Bank of Eastern Oregon Brings OBA-Endorsed EverFi Financial Literacy Program to Local High Schools

May 02, 2012 (06:05 PM EDT)
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SALEM, Ore., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bank of Eastern Oregon, headquartered in Heppner, Ore., has announced an initiative to bring financial literacy education to high schools in eastern Oregon by providing them with access to the EverFi financial literacy web‐based learning platform. The bank is offering this program at no cost to 21 high schools in Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler, Sherman, Grant, Harney, and Wallowa counties beginning with the 2012‐2013 school year.

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The EverFi program, endorsed by the Oregon Bankers Association, uses the latest in new media technologies – video, animations, 3‐D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today's digital generation. After completing the EverFi curriculum, students will become certified in over 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens.

EverFi is a perfect fit for Oregon high school students' economics courses, and helps students meet the Department of Education's "lifeskills" objectives. The EverFi curriculum has been developed in cooperation with educators nationwide, and to date, more than three million students have completed EverFi learning platforms.

"We've found the EverFi program to be an excellent way to supplement the teaching of financial literacy skills to high school students and decided to make an additional investment in the education of students in our rural communities beyond our current programs," said Jeff Bailey, president and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon.

For more information about the Bank of Eastern Oregon / EverFi partnership, contact Gary Propheter, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Bank of Eastern Oregon at (541) 676‐0201 or gpropheter@beobank.com.

For more information about EverFi, visit their website at www.everfi.com or contact Mike Fee at (510) 282‐7041 or mike@everfi.com. Oregon banks interested in the Oregon Bankers Association's endorsed partnership with EverFi should contact Andee Rose at the Oregon Bankers Association at (503) 576‐4113 or arose@oregonbankers.com.

About The Oregon Bankers Association
Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon's only full‐service trade association representing state and national commercial and savings banks chartered to do business in Oregon. More information is available at www.oregonbankers.com.

SOURCE Oregon Bankers Association