Special to the
Opelika Observer

Regions Bank is pleased to announce it is working with social impact education innovator EVERFI to provide more than 20 no-cost digital courses to K-12 students across the Regions footprint, which includes East Alabama. This builds upon the Regions, EVERFI relationship that impacted more than 17,000 high school learners, 8,000 college students and 40,000 adults through digital financial wellness during the 2018-19 school year.
Regions has a longstanding commitment to providing financial advice, guidance and education to customers, associates and people in the communities it serves. For several years, Regions and its financial education and wellness program, Next Step, have sponsored EVERFI: Financial Literacy for High School coursework in 160 schools. For a limited time, during this period of social distancing and school building closures, students of all ages can access grade-appropriate resources at home, including a two-week remote learning plan to help guide parents.
“COVID-19 has quickly made a huge impact on our daily lives and we recognize the complexity of what everyone is managing now, including students,” said Joye Hehn, Community Financial Education Manager for Regions. “As parents and caregivers are balancing work, childcare and taking on remote learning, Regions and EVERFI are proud to provide quality at-home educational content on life’s most critical financial topics.”
The EVERFI coursework includes instruction on:

  • Responsible money choices
  • Income and careers
  • Planning and money management
  • Credit and borrowing
  • Insurance and safety management
  • Savings and investing
    “Our hope in offering this expanded virtual coursework is that we can support one another as we navigate this new landscape and strive towards achieving our mission of making life better,” Hehn added.
    Getting access to this content is easy; simply visit the EVERFI Family Portal, select your state and child’s school name, and you’ll receive the full catalog of age-appropriate courses for your child. You can visit Regions.com/NextStep to access additional educational tools and resources, including articles, podcasts, webinars, games, calculators, worksheets and more.
    About Regions Financial Corporation
    Regions Financial Corporation, with $126 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.