Henry Snyder High School students show their certificates earned from completing financial literacy coursework through Provident BFF’s online modules.
Representatives from The Provident Bank and EverFi recently hosted a certification ceremony for students at the Academy of the Arts at Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, N.J. More than 50 students received recognition for completing the Provident BFF (Becoming Financially Fit) program.
“More than 110 Henry Snyder High School students learned about credit, investing, and their options for financing higher education through the online modules,” said Yvonne Waller, Principal, Henry Snyder High School. “We would like to thank Provident Bank and our co-educators for successfully facilitating the program’s success over the past few months.”
The event was attended by Provident Bank representatives Konstantin Yusipov, Market Manager, and Diana Braga, Public Relations Manager. Bria Barker, EverFi’s K12 Program Director, facilitated a student panel before Tracey Sinatra, a teacher at Henry Snyder, presented students with certificates.
Since expanding in September, the program has impacted 2,658 New Jersey and Pennsylvania students. Last academic year, students’ financial knowledge rose by an average of 65 percent based on module pre- and post-assessment scores from the Provident BFF program. Post modules surveys show a 78 percent increase in the number of students who now feel prepared to check their credit score and know what it means.
“Because of this program, I have assurance and confidence in myself that in the near future I will watch my spending a lot more and keep track of all my purchases, as well as make wiser financial decisions,” added Mercy Sabaya, student, Henry Snyder High School.
Provident Bank is known for “Commitment You Can Count On,” and provides the most convenient and modern community banking services.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.provident.bank) a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.03 billion as of March 31, 2016. With $6.15 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.