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Bank of Sun Prairie Launches New Financial Education Program for Sun Prairie High School Students Across Three Area High Schools

October 4, 2023

Contact: Jimmy Kauffman, President and CEO,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bank of Sun Prairie
608.837.4511 ●
Bank of Sun Prairie Launches New Financial Education Program for Sun Prairie High School Students Across Three Area High Schools
Sun Prairie East, Sun Prairie West, Prairie Phoenix Academy Adopting New Curriculum
Sun Prairie, Wis.— Bank of Sun Prairie today announced the launch of EVERFI: Financial Literacy, a new personal finance education program for high school students in grades nine to 12 at Sun Prairie East, Sun Prairie West, and Prairie Phoenix Academy. The course has been made available through Bank of Sun Prairie’s relationship with EVERFI from Blackbaud, the leader in powering social impact through education.

EVERFI: Financial Literacy teaches high school students how to make smart financial choices that promote financial well-being over their lifetime. The program features an interactive learning platform designed specifically to translate complex financial concepts like understanding a pay stub or completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and introduces the basic financial literacy skills needed as high-school students transition into adulthood. According to EVERFI, 71 percent of teens agree students should receive financial education in schools.

“In working with students, teachers, and advisors through the ACCEL Academy, Bank of Sun Prairie learned high school students were demanding formal education on financial topics. The students conducted extensive market research and hand selected EVERFI: FinLit as their curriculum of choice,” shared Jimmy Kauffman, Bank of Sun Prairie’s president and CEO. “And because of our priority focus on financial literacy, we immediately knew we were the right partner to bring this critical financial education to Sun Prairie Area School District.”

Through a series of interactive lessons, EVERFI: Financial Literacy helps students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances. The robust course library covers a number of topic areas, including income and employment, budgeting, credit and debit cards, and financing higher education. The seven-module course immerses students in real-life financial scenarios and allows them to move at their own pace through the lessons, providing bite-sized instructional animations that make the topics approachable and relatable.

“Understanding your finances and making sound financial decisions is key to a strong future, but many people don’t know where to turn to get the information they need in a way that is ageappropriate and easily understandable,” said EVERFI Co-Founder and President Ray Martinez.” By laying the foundation for financial literacy at a pivotal age, students will be prepared with the skills needed to enter the new economy and make a smooth transition into adulthood.”

The platform offers detailed data and reporting allowing teachers to uniquely track progress and performance of every student and see real-time data on student performance, while the technology aggregates crucial data on hours of learning completed and knowledge gains.

In-person interviews in the classroom are possible.

ABOUT EVERFI from Blackbaud

EVERFI from Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is an international technology company driving social impact through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to mental health to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI’s Impact-as-a-Service™ solution and digital educational content have reached more than 45 million learners globally. In 2020, the company was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and was featured on Fortune Magazine’s Impact 20 List. The company was also named to the 2021 GSV EdTech 150, a list of the most transformative growth companies in digital learning. Blackbaud acquired EVERFI in December 2021. To learn more about EVERFI, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or X/Twitter @EVERFI.

About Bank of Sun Prairie
Bank of Sun Prairie is a locally owned, full-service community bank with $719 million in assets and five branches in Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove, Wis. Its mission is to be trusted advisor for families, businesses and communities offering a complete range of services, while delivering fair returns for stockholders. Member FDIC. Equal Opportunity Lender.