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District students recognized for financial literacy

District students recognized for financial literacy

Gaming software teaches students how to make financially smart decisions.

Approximately 400 students in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) were recognized by Capital One Bank and EverFi, Inc., for completing a six-hour online class on financial literacy in the Capital One Financial Scholars program.

The web-based program is currently in place in all the SAISD high schools. The online educational platform provides activities that allow students to study financial topics in a virtual world. Students are also able to give advice to a 3D character and then sift through his trash to determine which pieces contain information that could put his identity at risk.

“This program not only makes our students a better person, but it’s actually going to benefit our community, our state and our nation because when we have intelligent consumers, intelligent investors, then that just makes us all stronger economically,” Brackenridge Principal Moises Ortiz said.

The Capital One Financial Scholars program cover topics on student loan management, opening a bank account, budgeting, credit scores, stocks and bonds, credit cards and debt management, paying taxes, and choosing between home ownership and renting.

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Learn more about the Capital One Financial Scholars program.

Photo Courtesy: San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).